An excellent mid 20th Century limited edition hand coloured lithograph of a fashion design for an evening gown. Signed Erté
& numbered A/P 35/60
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Framed Height: 59 cm
Framed Width: 46 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Erté’, Russian 1892 ~ 1990
” In fashion- creating forms for living people-in the design of furniture, in the design of theatrical settings and costumes, in the design of jewellery, one is functioning in three dimensions, and all this work in the round can be considered sculptural. In this sense, my theatrical settings are large environmental sculptures. I have never made a drawing for a dress or a costume without first having a fully developed idea of it in the round. In fact, before I start a design every detail has to be ripe in my mind, and I execute it without any deviation,because the conception has become a living reality deep in my creative psyche. When I design an evening dress, for example, I assemble a woman in full costume inside my head, swirling in her gown, showing every fold, seam and hem.”