The Minneapolis College of Art and design is contributing images of early 20th-century French fashion plates from La Gazette du Bon Ton to the ARTstor Digital Library. This first release includes 65 images from La Gazette du Bon Ton, the magazine published from 1912 through 1925 chronicling contemporary developments in fashion, lifestyle, and beauty and advanced fashion illustration. The most distinctive feature of the magazine was its illustrations. Each issue contained high-quality, hand-colored pochoir prints produced by notable artists and illustrators such as Georges Lepape, Pierre Brissaud, Georges Barbier, and Bernard Boutet de Monvel. The prints depicted the latest haute couture designs from Parisian fashion houses, such as Doeuillet, Doucet, Paquin, Redfern, and Worth. As such, the La Gazette du Bon Ton illustrations are a unique visual record of fashion and high society in early 20th-century France, from the last years of the Belle Epoque to the dawn of the Art Deco era.

Allan Kohl, Visual Resources Librarian at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, has selected and digitized these images from issues of La Gazette du Bon Ton housed in the Special Collections of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Library.

To view Gazette du Bon Ton (Minneapolis College of Art and Design) collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Gazette du Bon Ton (Minneapolis College of Art and Design)” or enter the keyword search: “gazette du bon ton”.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Gazette du Bon Ton (Minneapolis College of Art and Design) collection page.

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