Seriously Glamorous Erte’ – Master Art Deco Artist
There was a time when I spent hours in the library combing thru old magazines in search of fashion inspiration. I fell in love when I saw the work of Erte’. My appreciation for Art Deco actually began by studying his covers of Harper’s Bazaar. His ability to create dramatic mood and fantasy in his designs made it my favorite.
Graphic design took a major shift during the 1920’s Art Deco era. No artist influenced fashion and costume design, graphic design and fashion illustration more than Erte’. He is the Master of Art Deco graphic design.
Erte’ Art Deco Master of Fashion & Costumes
A little about Erte’
Erte’ was a Russian born and Paris raised extremely gifted costume and set designer, graphic artist, jewelry and fashion designer. Erte’ became famous for his costume designs for the Ziegfeld Follies and the Follies Bergere’ of the 1920’s & 1930’s.
When I was a child looking at costume illustrations of Erte’ in historic fashion magazines transported my mind from my tiny bedroom to fantasy locations I imagined all over the world.
Let’s take a look at his work.
Fashion Design, Illustrations & Costume Designs of Erte’
Erte’ sculpture in bronze Bal Tabarin
Erte’ sculpture in Bronze Cornucopia
Harpers Bazaar Magazine covers by Erte
I hope you’re inspired looking back at fabulous Art Deco design.
Until next time …