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The illustrators of La Gazette du Bon Ton
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The illustrators of La Gazette du Bon Ton

Ernesto Michahelles said Thayaht (1893-1959)

Ernesto Michahelles said Thayaht (1893-1959)Ernesto Michahelles said Thayaht (1893-1959)
Ernesto Michahelles said Thayaht
Illustrator of La Gazette du Bon Ton

Born in Florence, Ernesto Michahelles studied in France at the Ranson Academy in Paris where mix including Nabis artists whose style influenced considerably.

Around 1919, he adopted his nickname shaped palindrome: this playful malleability text resonates with its figures, geometric contours yet listed in very flexible compositions where the patterns are repeated and respond to each other.

Also in 1919 he began to work with Madeleine Vionnet for whom he designed the logo of the Maison Vionnet: the end of the First World War, the seamstress definitely sits influence in the midst of Parisian fashion. This collaboration is a major in the history of Thayaht; it allows him not only to attend the most views personalities in high fashion in the early 1920s but also to further define his style.

The opportunity is given to him in 1922 when he began drawing for the Gazette du Bon ton: his figures, dressed creations of Vionnet, differ from other boards illustrated by a bold work of bodies and tissues. Realism gives way to innovation and boldness: the female body becomes a new testing ground for those who in the beginning was known for his tuta, masculine outerwear is both practical and economical whose modern form is reflected in his illustrations for the Gazette.
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