Robes et Femmes | Enrico Sacchetti

Robes et Femmes, 1913

From the Smithsonian Libraries:

Robes et Femmes, [was] published in 1913 by the Italian designer  Enrico Sacchetti (1877-1967). He was an illustrator, writer,  fashion designer, caricaturist and commercial artist.  Sacchetti  collaborated with Marinetti, the Father of Futurism, on his magazine Poesia, in Paris, where he worked as a fashion illustrator immediately before WWI.  At the outbreak of the war he returned to Italy, where he worked as a propaganda artist, magazine and book illustrator, and designed postcards and posters. In his long career, he is well known for an illustration and graphic style  that often crossed the borders  between portraiture and caricature.

Robes et femmes, was a satirical look  at the avant-garde designs of Paul Poiret and Paul Iribe’s iconic Les Robes de Paul Poiret racontées par Paul Iribe (1908). Note the exaggerated poses and figures of the models, and the elongated necks and shoulders  shown here.  Sacchetti’s illustrations which depict feathers, furs, turbans and tunic dresses  resemble  Poiret’s designs of the time.

The cover and 13 plates are hand colored lithographs which were published in limited edition portfolios of 300 numbered copies.

Book Source | [Internet Archive]
NOTE | Click cover to see the book.

Text Source | Smithsonian Libraries
Author | Elizabeth Broman


About C. Rae White

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