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The Janus Face of Spring by Erté


"Erté is Romain de Tirtoff, his initials making his pen-name. Born in St Petersburg in 1892, his eye for line and colour continues to reflect his Tartar origins, the same oriental inspiration that worked for Bakst and Diaghilev. His firt theatre designs were made in 1913 under the guidance of Paul Poiret, his latest for Expo '67, and he is now at work on a ballet for American television."

Erté and Vogue's view of the new make-up for spring 1969. Vogue UK, February 1969.

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