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VRA Core 4 Example 18: Periodical, entire run
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Work record [refid 9]
agent Lucien Vogel (French art director, 1886-1954)
culturalContext French
date 1912-1925 (publication)
description La Gazette du Bon Ton was a leading French fashion magazine that was published from November 1912 to 1925. Founded in 1912 by Lucien Vogel, the magazine covered the latest developments in fashion, lifestyle, and beauty. The magazine signed exclusive contracts with seven of Paris's top couture houses (Cheruit, Doeuillet, Doucet, Paquin, Poiret, Redfern, and Worth) so that the designers' fashions were shown only in the pages of the Gazette. The centerpiece of the Gazette was its fashion illustrations. Each issue featured ten full-page fashion plates (seven depicting couture designs and three inspired by couture but designed solely by the illustrators). It employed many of the most famous Art Deco artists and illustrators of the day, including Georges Barbier, Erté, Paul Iribe, Pierre Brissaud, and Georges Lepape, who all, rather than simply drawing a mannequin in the outfit, like most previous fashion illustrators, depicted the model in various dramatic and narrative situations.
Davis, Mary E.; Classic Chic: Music, Fashion, and Modernism, Berkley CA: University of California Press, 2006 (0520245423) [description source]
location Paris, Île-de-France, France [publication]
Various publishers including Editions Lucien Vogel, 24, Rue du Mont-Thabor [location note]
material ink on paper
measurements 25.4 x 19.1 cm (width, each issue)
rights publicDomain
source Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)
stylePeriod Art Deco; Twentieth century
subject business, commerce and trade; decorative arts; domestic life; genre; Fashion and art; Fashion design; couture; la mode parisienne; Parisian fashion; couturier; haute couture
technique offset printing
title Gazette du Bon Ton [periodical] [descriptive, true, en]
Gazette du Bon Ton magazine [descriptive, false, en]
worktype publications; serials (publications); periodicals; magazines (periodicals)
image courtesy Allan Kohl
Image record [refid 113]
agent Kohl, Allan
date 03/15/2009 (creation)
measurements 18 MB
relation [imageOf 9, Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)]
rights publicDomain
source VRA Data Standards Committee, Core 4 Sample Records [href]
Allan Kohl; Minneapolis College of Art & Design Visual Resource Collection; donated; educational use allowed [source of image]
subject calligraphy; typesetting; typestyles
technique digital imaging
title Representative cover of the periodical "Gazette du Bon Ton"
worktype digital image
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