La Gazette du Bon Ton 2

This is my second batch of illustrations taken from the formidably chic French magazine La Gazette du Bon Ton.  These illustrations come from 1914, the year the First World War began, but one wouldn’t know it from the languid, dreamy fashions and lifestyles portrayed here. Willful ignorance? A deliberate turning away from the sordidness of conflict?

Regardless, La Gazette du Bon Ton documents a changing world, one that is leaving behind some of the restrictions of the Edwardian era and stepping into a modern world.