Jazz Age Illustrator
November 26, 2010 11:25 AM   Subscribe

Georges Lepape was an Art Deco fashion illustrator; whose work became iconic.
Perhaps most famous for his collaborations with the designer Paul Poiret.
He worked for many magazines, among them the Gazette Du Bon Ton, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Les Feuillets D'Art, and Vanity Fair where his March 1927 cover illustration launched the modeling career of Lee Miller.
Some more of his illustrations on flickr and a brief biography. (Related Lee Miller; haute-couture)
posted by adamvasco (4 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
In another universe I worked in the FIT archives and had to file and record so many Lepape copies and originals. You'd think that would be tedious, but I loved them so.
posted by The Whelk at 1:34 PM on November 26, 2010

It seems to me that the evolution of Art Deco and Art Nouveau were interrupted by the Depression and the war that followed. I've always felt sort of short-shrifted that the movement didn't last longer, though I suppose it really evolved as it would have anyway.
posted by Xoebe at 1:51 PM on November 26, 2010

That blog Large Size Paintings and Illustrations in your "iconic" link is pretty cool.
posted by marxchivist at 4:25 PM on November 26, 2010

His works seem to be more "Nouveau" then deco, regardless of the period of creation. The works are fine nonetheless, thank you for exposing me to the material.
posted by sorrowandpain at 8:13 AM on November 27, 2010

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