DescriptionAn issue of the Gazette du bon ton: art, modes & frivolités within the Museum's collection, published in 1922, features a page of whimsical Art Deco timepieces in graphic black and white. Our coiled watch showcases the fashionable harlequin pattern from this original illustration.
Stainless-steel and rhodium case and coin bracelet, hand enameled. Quartz movement. Case: 1''L x 3/4''W; adjustable fit.
- Stainless-steel and rhodium case and coin bracelet, hand enameled
- Quartz movement
- Case: 1''L x 3/4''W; adjustable fit
Art HistoryThe Museum’s Costume Institute collection holds several rare copies of Gazette du bon ton: art, modes & frivolités, a limited-edition luxury periodical published in Paris from 1912 to 1915 and from 1920 through 1925. The complete run consisted of twelve volumes. The Gazette featured elegant fashions of pre- and postwar France by leading designers, utilizing the technique that revolutionized fashion illustration—pochoir, or stenciling by hand with watercolor. Contributing artists included Georges Lepape, Pierre Grissaud, H. R. Dammy, George Barbier, Strimpl, Maggie, and Guy Arnoux.