Exquisite print from the French Couturier Fashion magazine La Femme Chic printed in Paris in the early 1900’s. For the Paris elite, La Femme Chic was an influential magazine defining new trends in fashion during the the early part of the century. It was published between 1916 – 1939. Tea Gown Creation Laferriere is a beauty, La Maison Laferriere, couturier, of Paris, was on Queen Alexandra’s list of preferred royal couturiers since 1903. Divine in a print of dove grey and yellow silk or perhaps panne velvet, the gown is resplendent with hand made French lace, both for the underskirt and the trailing collar which covers the arms like a stole.
This very collectable fashion plate was colored completely by hand in grey, yellow, pink, wine, red, brown, green, and blue. Executed by some of the most prominent French artists, each is an original work of art, this is signed Souchel. To be expected in prints of this age, there may be a few characteristic areas of foxing etc., this print is in beautiful antique condition.
- Measures: 14-1/4″ x 10-3/4″.