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Special Collections Images

In addition to its digital, slide, and picture collections, the Visual Resources Center maintains a number of special collections related to the history of art and design.

Fashion Plates

 Indoor dress in white and grey: Planche III (3) in Gazette du Bon Ton, No. 12. Signed in lower left, "Strimpl - 1912. Pratt Institute Libraries, Special Collections.Fashion Plate Collection Online

The Fashion Plate Collection consists of hand-colored fashion plates from the French periodical La Gazette du Bon Ton (considered the most influential fashion magazine during its existence from 1912 to 1925) and its American edition, La Gazette du Bon Genre. The plates in Pratt's collection date from 1914 to 1922, were created by such prominent French artists as George Barbier, Pierre Brissaud, and Georges Lepape, and anticipate the Art Deco movement of the mid-1920s. 

For inquiries regarding permissions and use fees, please contact: rightsandrepro.library@pratt.edu.

Image Credit:  Indoor dress in white and grey: Planche III (3) in Gazette du Bon Ton, No. 12. Signed in lower left, "Strimpl - 1912. Pratt Institute Libraries, Special Collections.