These beautiful original vintage advertisements are taken from an original exhibition book. The exhibition called Le Théatre De La Mode was organised in the years following the end of the Second World War and featured scenes showcasing beautiful French fashions of the 1940s. Theatre designers created scenes and wire modelled small mannequins/dolls to display the intricate small scale replicas of the best Parisian couture.
Each advertisement is double sided so can be framed to display your preferred design of the two. All options have been given a letter (shown alongside a piece of the exhibition catalogue cover) and then both sides of the advertisement - please note it is one page with different designs each side, you are not receiving separate pages so can only display one at a time, not both.
A lovely selection of pastel tones of the period have been used in the designs. They are printed on good quality paper especially considering the scarcity of materials at the time and would look beautiful individually framed or in groups to create a gallery wall. The catalogue is over 70 years old so there are signs of wear to the edges and a few pages have a small circular indent where something has been against the front cover. The Jean Dessès advertisement is the only damaged one, it is marked with a red stain.
Each page measures approximately 23 cm x 30 cm and the printed sections measure approximately 16 cm x 22 cm. The framed example (please excuse the shadows) uses an A4 size frame to give you an idea of the sizes/shapes they could be fitted to.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like a close up of a particular design.