Costumes Parisiens book of postcards


The Chester Beatty exhibition Costumes Parisiens, Fashion Plates from 1912-1914 celebrated French fashion and culture during the glamorous early years of the 20th century. These vividly illustrated fashion plates were from the fashion magazine Journal des Dames et des Modes and often feature the designer and illustrator George Barbier.

These postcards feature stylish illustrations using vivid colours and simple lines as was fashionable at the time.

Each book contains 20 postcards. Postcard size 16.9 x 11.9 cm.


  • Dimensions: 16.9 x 11.9 x 0.7 cm
  • Weight: 199g
  • Image details: 20 images from Journal des Dames et des Modes. Cover: Evening dress (Grande robe du soir en brocart d’argent), CBL Wep 0944
  • Material: Card