London, The Chelsea Press 1989
Ltd Edition #290
Portfolio, cloth-backed paper-covered boards with ties and title label pasted to front.
31 loose sheets, including 28 drawings reproduced on rectos only.
290 x 235mm
(11-1/2 x 9-1/4)
In 1933 Jean Cocteau created a series of sketches for costume designs, clothes and fashions. The 28 drawings were found in a Chanel branded envelope with "Drawings by Jean C." handwritten by Paul Iribe, Cocteau's friend and Chanel's lover. Cocteau knew Chanel well and they worked together on several creative projects in fashion and for the stage. The sketches reveal another of Cocteau's talents, that of costume and fashion designer and carry his trademark fluidity of line.