This is an authentic, hand-coloured, signed pochoir fashion illustration from the 1913 Journal des Dames et des Modes - a Parisian fashion journal published by Tom Antongini. This revue ran for only two years (1912-1914) and was limited to 1279 copies per issue. Because of this it is much less known than the Gazette du Bon Ton but employed many of the same artists. The plates came with the revues but
were not bound in. In her 1979 book, "Parisian Fashion," Christina Nuzzi describes this Journal: "With its expensive layout, its society columns, its poetic texts, its colourful annotations and its fashion reports, it represented the last brilliant, refined, impartial and aestheticizing impulse of a happy and optimistic society occupying the centre of the stage in the period that has aptly been called the 'belle epoque'" Symbolically, to this end Drian often uses the mirror to reflect all nuances of the changing times.
H. 8.625in X W. 5.625in; H. 21.9cm X W. 14.3cm