Monday, December 30, 2013

Gloria Swanson, Erte', Lash-Brow-Ine and Maybelline kick of the 1920's

Happy New Year and hoping for a Big Year for all in 2014

Between 1915–1937, Erte designed over 200 covers for Harper's Bazaar, and his illustrations appear in such publications, as Illustrated London News, Cosmopolitan, Ladies' Home Journal and Vogue.  Lash-Brow-Ine and Maybelline, first appeared in these magazines at the same time.       

Erte's delicate figures and sophisticated, glamorous designs are instantly recognizable, and his ideas and art still influence fashion into the 21st century. His costumes, program designs and theatrical production sets were featured in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1923.

Tom Lyle Williams also captured the spirit of Art Deco, in his exquisite, Lash-Brow-Ine, and Maybelline Ads in the 1920's. This one features Gloria Swanson, the Queen of Silent Films.


Renamed Maybelline in 1917

Erte' - Ziegfield Follies, Maybelline in the 1920's.

 "Through these portals pass the most beautiful girls in the world."

Ziegfield, 1920s nudes, considered fine art today..

While some deem Maybelline, "The Provence of Whores,"  Erte' and Ziegfeld make it mainstream.

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