The Deco Diaries

Chronicling the inspiration and creativity of the Art Deco era

Diary Articles

Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto at the V&A

Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto at the V&A

The sold-out 'Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto' at the V&A takes visitors on an immersive journey through the evolution of Coco Chanel's work. Through captivating displays...

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The Cabaret - Musical

The Cabaret - Musical

Cabaret is based on the autobiographical novel ‘Goodbye to Berlin’ (1939) by Christopher Isherwood, a British-American novelist who lived in Berlin during the 1920s. 

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Else Schiaparelli – Fashion Designer

Else Schiaparelli – Fashion Designer

Else Schiaparelli – Fashion Designer   Elsa Luisa Maria Schiaparelli was a surrealist and avant-garde Italian fashion designer born in Rome in 1890.  After moving to...

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Charles Gesmar - Artist, Illustrator and Costume Designer

Charles Gesmar - Artist, Illustrator and Costume Designer

Charles Gesmar - Illustrator and Artist 1920sCharles Gesmar, born May 21st 1900, was one of the greatest designers of costumes and posters during the golden age...

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Art of Erte

Art of Erte

Sunrise, by Erté, 1984 The evocative work of Romain de Tirtoff, otherwise known as Erté, is quintessentially Art Deco.  Erté was an artist, designer and sculptor born in St....

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