Angoulême, France 1883 – Chanel's villa at Roquebrune, Cap Martin, France 1935
A woman smelling a rose
1911 Description: leaf 2
Collection Title: L'Eventail et la fourrure chez Paquin [Fans and Furs at Paquin]
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: books, prints, stencil over lithograph
The pochoir printing technique used in A woman smelling a rose, whereby colours are brushed onto paper through thin zinc or copper cut-out stencils, provided an important boost for fashion illustration. In this fan design, Iribe captured the fashion and lifestyle of the Edwardian period.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra