Journal des Dames et des Modes 1912 – 1914
The complete collection of the noted French fashion periodical illustrated with pochoir-colored plates by the greatest illustrators of the pre-World War I era. “Le Journal des Dames” was self-published and appeared three times a month, featuring between one and five pochoir-colored plates as well as fashionable poetry, essays and notes by the likes of Jean Cocteau and Anatole France. This publication helped establish Barbier as a designer, since the illustrations in the magazine were not copies of couture models but designs Barbier did himself. This allowed Barbier to exert an influence on fashion without actually running a couturier house himself. Publication ceased at the outbreak of the war. The complete run, in 79 fascicles, featuring 184 numbered and 2 unnumbered plates, constitutes a splendid chronicle of the times, an invaluable resource for fashion scholars and cultural historians.