Iribe, Paul (1883-1935) by Scholes, Robert

Paul Iribe (1883 – 1935) He was born Paul Iribarnegaray in Angouleme, France in 1883and educated in Paris. He studied at the College Rollin as well as the Ecole des Beaux Arts from 1908 to 1910. He served his apprenticeship with and in 1901 began work as an illustrator with the satirical newspaper, . Iribe also had drawings published in , and . He also provided material for the anarchist newspaper, . He became famous in 1908 as an illustrator of fashion, when Paul Poiret, who was looking for an artist to present his clothes in an original manner, asked him to compile a promotional publication. The resulting brochure was widely influential both in terms of fashion and of illustrative style. Iribe’s illustrations were clean, crisp and balanced. He is considered one of the founders of art deco style. A contributor to and , Iribe also designed advertisements for the house of Paquin and Callot Sisters, designed perfume bottles, fabrics for the textile giant Bianchini-Ferier as well as furniture and interiors. From 1914 to 1920 , Iribe worked in Hollywood, designing film costumes and theatrical interiors for Paramount Film Studio, and working with Cecil B. De Mille as artistic director on the silent version of , among other things. During this period, however, he also produced propaganda images for French consumption. At the time of his death he was married to Coco Channel. Le Temps Le Rire Le Sourire Le Cri de Paris Le Journal de Paris L’Assiette au Beurre Les Robes de Paul Poiret Vogue Femina The Ten Commandments

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