Dress like summer will never end. Fashion sketches by 1920’s queen of the avant-garde Sonia Delaunay. From “ses Peintures, ses Objets, ses Tissus simultanés, ses Modes.”

Page 14. 1922-23.
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Page 5 (detail). 1922-23.
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Page 6. 1920.
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Illustrations right out of the Parisian jazz age with a saxophone lingering behind somewhere. All of these being from 1919. André Édouard Marty, illustrator (1882-1974).

"Le Bal de Sauvages" from Modes et Manières d'aujourd'hui. Plate 17.
“Le Bal de Sauvages” from Modes et Manières d’aujourd’hui. Plate 17. Vintage. via https://matouenpeluche.typepad.com/matouenpeluche/2015/07/andr%C3%A9-%C3%A9douard-marty.html
"Le Golf," from  "Modes et Manières d'aujourd'hui."
“Le Golf,” from “Modes et Manières d’aujourd’hui.” Plate 18. Vintage. via https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2018/11/18/pochoir/
"Les Ailes dans le Vent," from "Modes et Manières d'aujourd'hui."
“Les Ailes dans le Vent,” from “Modes et Manières d’aujourd’hui.” Plate 12. Vintage. via http://www.artophile.com/Artwork/PublicDisplay_AE_Marty_Les_Ailes_Dans_Le_Vent_1152_33.htm

Frocks in colors as bright as the confetti at your Bastille Day party. Fashion sketches by 1920’s Queen of the avant-garde Sonia Delaunay. From “ses Peintures, ses Objets, ses Tissus simultanés, ses Modes.”

Page 2. 1925.
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Page 5. 1922-1923 (detail).
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Page 16. 1923.
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Revolutionary art by internationally known Russian artist Aleksandra Ekster (Alexandra Exter). Living from 1882 to 1949, she was a member of the Cubo-Futurist, Suprematist, and Constructivist schools.

Costume for a female character. 1924.
Costume for a female character. 1924. Collection of ND Lobanowa-Rostowski. Cc0 License 2.0 BY-SA. via https://www.vogue.pl/a/aleksandra-ekster-amazonka-awangardy
Costume design for Salome. 1917.
Costume design for Salome. 1917. Collection of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow. In the public domain. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/aleksandra-ekster/costume-design-for-salome-1917
Costume designs for a production of Salome. 1917.
Costume designs for a production of Salome. 1917. Image © Miriam Schapiro. Fair use license. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/miriam-schapiro/aleksandra-ekster-costume-designs-for-a-1917-production-of-salome
Study for a male costume. 1920.
Study for a male costume. 1920. Gouache on cardboard. Image © Artforum.com. Fair use license. via https://www.artforum.com/print/previews/201001/alexandra-exter-24530
Costume design for "Phoenician Women." 1914.
Costume design for “Phoenician Women.” 1914. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://styleupyourday.com/tag/%D0%B6%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%8C/

Sketches of dresses as bright as a flag against the sky on a day in summer. Sonia Delaunay, designer. From “ses Peintures, ses Objets, ses Tissus simultanés, ses Modes” which came out in the mid 1920’s in Paris.

Page 10. 1923-1924.
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Page 12. 1923.
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Page 9. 1923.
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Page 7. 1915.
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1920’s chic in every hue of a box of paints. Prints from Sonia Delaunay’s “ses Peintures, ses Objets, ses Tissus simultanés, ses Modes”, published by the Paris Librairie des Arts Decoratifs around 1925. Plus another that snuck in when I wasn’t looking.

Swimsuit designs. 1928.
Swimsuit designs. 1928. Fair use license. via http://www.dailyartmagazine.com/sonia-delaunay-clothing/
Plate 11. 1919-1923.
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Page 13. 1924-1925.
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Page 2. 1925.
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1923-1924. Page 18.
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