Oct. 20th, 2011

On my most recent trip to Australia (as in, just a few weeks ago) I visited one of dad's friends, the glorious Marion (who I found has songs on YouTube from the 60's and one of them even has a sheep in it. That's important.) Anyway, the point was that she introduced me to Erté who I have somehow gone 27 years of my life without knowing about but his drawings are so amazing and glorious. I basically fell head over heels. He was a Russian-born French art deco artist who did fashion design, costume and set designs for movies/theater/opera, interior decorating, graphic design, jewelery and more than 200 hundred covers for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. And if I'd known how god damn difficult his stuff was to find in good online galleries I would have scanned a hell of a lot more pages from the books I was reading! (I may have to be buying this book)

It's all movement and curves and epic drapery (and often Hellenic and Egyptian themes and how am I supposed to resist those?)

A few under the cut )

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