Happy birthday to the French artist Raoul Dufy, born on this day in fashion history in 1877. As a young man, Dufy studied painting at Paris’ prestigious Ècole des beaux-arts, finding early success with an evolving artistic style that found inspiration in avant-garde art movements of the era, including Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism. Dufy was a man … Continue reading Born on this day in fashion history: Raoul Dufy, June 3, 1877
Looks like Marc Jacobs looked to the bold, black lines of wood engraved fashion plates for his 2014 Spring Ready-to-Wear line. The plate on right is by artist Fernand Siméon for Modes et manières d’aujourd’hui, a deluxe, limited-edition publication printed in 1922.