Fabulous Illustrator…Etienne Drian

Etienne, Drian 1890-1965 Illustrator was born in Bulgneville France. Drian worked in Paris, France between 1910 and the mid 1920’s. His distinctive style illustrated the exclusive pages of magazines such as GAZETTE DU BON TON, and FEMINA. His work is most often recognized by their extreme fluidity of movement.

His illustrations are amazing! I am a huge fan of this illustrator. Check out some pictures I have included below of his work.


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Did you know…Cloche hat

I didn’t realize what this hat was called until I did some research on it. A Cloche is a woman’s hat worn from C.1915 until the mid -1930’s, achieving it’s greatest popularity during the 1920’s. The cloche is a tight-fitting, covering the head from the back of the neck and worn pulled down low over the forehead. It can be brimmed or brimless. In the 1920’s cloches were often decorated with grosgrain ribbon. Now a days you may see the cloche hat in films or on television. Examples of this have been included in the picture gallery below. I personally like this hat, I think it’s cute and stylish.

The House of Chloe

Chloe is a ready to wear company founded in France 1952 by Jacques Lenoir and Gaby Aghion. Karl LAGERFELD designed for Chloe from 1965 to 1983; and Martine Sitbon between 1987 and 1991. In 1992 Laugerfeld headed up the design team one more time. Chloe in 2008 named Hannah MacGibbon as it’s artistic director.

Chloe now a days specializes in high quality ready-to-wear comprising simple, elegant, uncluttered and fluid garments made of luxurious fabric and fabulous colors. Chloe is typically targeted at a younger generation.