La Vrai et le Faux Chic, Sem, 1914
Sem interprets fashions of the turn of the century in his characteristically humorous caricature style, with various essays on “la mode.” Includes seventeen plates featuring 52 croquis-style women, young and old sporting everything from exaggerated embellished evening coats to hats with ridiculously large plumes. Sem critiques the silhouettes of the day, comparing them to insects and native dress. Black and white advertisements for cars, tailors, hotels and restaurants are featured at both the front and back.
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