Friday, October 08, 2021

Vogue Paris 1920-2020 | Palais Galliera | Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris

 

Last Friday I saw Vogue Paris 1920-2020 exhibit at Palais Galliera at 10, Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 16e. Vogue Paris, founded by Condé Nast in 1020, is the oldest French fashion magazine still published today. A wall of famous faces.


Famous faces we wanted so much to be like…

As an artist I’m partial to the hand-drawn Vogue covers. 

Images that let the imagination run free and dream.

And the whimsical fantasies of 20s Vogue covers.

I’ve added links to short Vogue fashion videos by the decade that fill in historic background like this 30s film. 

Dior’s New Look from the 1940s 
and 1950s.

The exhibition highlights the talent of the great illustrators like Antonio Lopez.

And photographers that Vogue Paris has encouraged.

Catherine Deneuve graced 16 covers starting when she was 18 and not yet a ‘name’. 

She came to be the Paris Vogue ideal, usually dressed in Yves Saint Laurent. Some of his innovative 60s creations. 

The exhibit includes 15 key designer garments of various periods, like Andre Courreges graphic suit with mini skirt add flavor of the time.

These are just a few images from at least 400. My personal selection. You’ll probably favor others. 


The Vogue Paris exhibit
is a terrific historical reflection of how French women’s images and clothing has changed over a 100 years. Well worth a visit.

This was supposed to be a breakfast post☕️🥐 But its lunchtime in New York and almost dinner here. Thanks for reading PB! If you like this newsletter, forward it to a friend, receive Parisbreakfast letters, maps, watercolors in your mailbox 📮
Bonne Friday PBers

18 comments:

Ga From Dekalb said...

Stacks of Vogue in my life…anticipation of the big Fall issue was so exciting. I think the cover could determine the purchase. Catherine was one of my favorites.❤️

365 Dresses said...

You know I can't wait to see this one!

Mary said...

Except for a typo or so (1020?!) this is a good one for an Archivist to appreciate.

Parisbreakfasts said...

😊

Vikki Hine said...

I saw a mini version of this in London a few years back and they were all illustrated covers - I love them too!!

sukicart said...

I'd love to see this show - looks fascinating - I've always loved the Vogue covers.

Bonnie L said...

Looks like another terrific exhibit, Carol. Fascinating to see 100 years…such massive cultural shifts…in fashion. Most fascinating of all, though, is your breakfast and gorgeous watercolor! ❤️

Lynn said...

My mother used to copy their patterns and Make beautiful outfits.
So nice to see this here

Parisbreakfasts said...

My mom did too…more likely US Vigue…

Amy said...

This is so interesting!! Wonderful writing and capturing the event in pictures! I wonder if the adorable cherry cup and saucer is a pattern I could find somewhere?

Parisbreakfasts said...

Its a classic art deco stencil pattern. You could probably DIY

JG said...

an absolute stunner ! My fashion history research has to do with JAZZ AGE. We are @ the 100th Anniversaire. & looking comparatively @ the clothes & the women themselves. I have worked to include so many of us women of color that were seldom included in the main body of coverage.
I saw the other segments of the vogue history on line. Nice job.
Merci for your coverage!

Parisbreakfasts said...

A lot has changed finally JG. Many in the fashion world were very slowwwwww

MO said...

I get such joy from your Paris Breakfast posts.
Thank you.

Alice said...

Very cool! My grandmother was an artist, graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 19teens. A fellow classmate named Sigrid went on to work for Vogue in the USA and did cover designs/illustrations.

La Table De Nana said...

Catherine Deneuve so interesting to read about her life.Stunning actress..still now.Those are my favorite covers.
Her first movie..Les Collégiennes.. I thought it was Peau d'Ane:)
Love that cup and your aquarelle.

Anonymous said...

Bonjour, Carol - I have so enjoyed tripping Paris with you since discovering Paris Breakfasts. In yesterday's post (08 October) i fell in love with your ultra-cheerful cherries, Vichy checks, coffee, and croissant watercolour. And, of course, the actual cup and saucer set itself. Are there maker's marking on the cup and/or saucer? At first i thought it might be a vintage Comptoir de Famille pattern, but after considerable research i see that it must be something else. If you can offer any help as to maker, i would be most grateful. Thank you for sending Paris, and all its joie de vivre, to rural New England. Best, -karen.

Parisbreakfasts said...

I looked Karen on the bottom of the cup but the markings are too faint to read. Its definitely a 20s-30s cup. I regret not buying a second cup.C’est la vie