Monday, August 20, 2012

Inspiration Monday: Erte

No one epitomizes the decadent 1920's art deco style like Erte. I spend a lot of time researching historical fashion trends for my paper dolls, and his prints are a huge source of inspiration, both because of the beautiful clothing in his pieces, and because of his amazing style.

Born Romaine de Tirtoff in 1892, Erte became an influential graphic designer and costume designer during the 20's. His designs graced more that 200 covers of Harpers Bazaar, and were seen on stars of the stage and film.

I am simply in love with his work; the opulent designs, the graphic quality, and the bright flat colors.

What do you think?


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