Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Almanach des Modes présentes, passées et futures pour 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926.

Falbalas & Fanfreluches. Almanach des Modes présentes, passées et futures pour 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926.
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Paris: Meynial, 1922-26. 5 issues (complete). 8vo, each issue with color vignette to title and 12 color pochoir plates (60 in total), introductory text by the Comtesse de Noailles to 1922, Colette to 1923, Cécile Sorel 1924, Gérard d’Houville 1925, and Baronne de Brimont 1926. Original pictorial wrappers by Barbier, text and plates bound in to matching quarter morocco bindings in red, blue, grey, green (faded) and brown, gilt decorated backstrips, all slightly dusty but very good. Backstrips stamped D.& Co. at foot and each volume with a bookplate “D et C 1805”. A complete set of this extraordinary series of fashion plates in superb art deco illustrations. Falbalas et Fanfreluches was the last of Barbier's books to reflect contemporary life. Its special value lies in the unique way in which it catches the tone and mood of the gilded age, the swinging twenties. “George Barbier (1882-1932) was at the forefront of the Art Deco movement, and his images have become icons of an era of unsurpassed glamour, elegance and decadence. His Falbalas et Fanfreluches (1922-1926) graphically display the artist's intense interest in fashion, both of his and earlier ages, as well as his sharp sense of humour: an image of three pearl-draped vamps before a man nervously clutching an apple is titled "Le Jugement de Paris" (Sotheby’s, 2008, £5250). Gaudriault p.115. (Item Id: 109961)

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