The first luxury periodical that used the pochoir method of illustration was Journal des Dames et des Modes – Costumes Parisiens, published from 1912 to 1914. These small individually coloured stencils are now rarely seen. Couturier Paul Poiret employed the finest fashion artists, who between them created 180 different images over the two year period. Each image for each magazine utilized many different stencils for careful layering of gouache and watercolour by hand. Fashion notes and poetry were included in the periodical, but fashion illustrations were the drawcard.
These delightful pochoir illustrations of Parisian fashion are still treasured by people of all ages, - particularly when enjoyed, framed on the wall. View and purchase from Antique Print Club online 24/7 at http://www.antiqueprintclub.com/, or visit the Brisbane Antique Emporium, open daily from 10am to 5pm at 794 Sandgate Road Clayfield (entrance off Junction Road). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 61 (0)7 5525 1363 for more information.