"La Vie Parisienne" (París) — 1920
“La Vie Parisienne” (Paris, 1863) went wild in 1905 and became an erotic, sicalyptic and arousing weekly magazine.
Its pages were filled with tales, essays, gossip, jokes, satires and thoughts of all kinds: on love, fashion, music, literature… Accompanied by beautiful spicy drawings by illustrators (some female!) of the time… And in full colour!
George Barbier, Chéri Hérouard, Maurice Millière, Henri Gelbault, Gerda Wegener, Bac, Armand Valleé, Zyg Brunner and many more.
Their illustrations, at times markedly sexist and occasionally remarkably affectionate, also drew new identities for women: sexually liberated and playful girls, who worked, who read, who rode their bikes and who enjoyed their bodies and relationships.
*The drawings of “La Vie Parisienne” also embellished the gallant magazines of Spain such as “Flirt” or “Muchas gracias” accompanying the illustrations of the Spanish artists.