Falbalas et fanfreluches. Almanach des modes présentes, passées et futures pour 1922[–1926]

Illustrated by George Barbier (French, 1882–1932), Text by Colette (French, 1873–1954), Text by Gérard d' Houville (French, 1875–1963)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 25.4 x 17.3 x 3.1 cm (10 x 6 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 60 hand-colored etching and aquatints, plus original wrappers

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Meynial [1922-1926]) Quarto; five vols. bound together, each made up of original publisher’s pictorial wrappers, title, 12 pages, plus 12 plates; modern gilt-stamped half brown morocco, marbled paper boards.

Illustrations of fashions from different historical periods.

Paris: Meynial [1922-1926]


W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen