Vienna print from my Modernism reproduction
collection for Moda
The document print was probably once
a quilt backing. You can see the wrinkles
where the lines of quilting were.
The original was faded---the large-scale cretonne prints of the early 20th century were not as colorfast as our prints today. In the wrinkles we got a better idea of the original color, which we called Baltic Blue.
Here's the reproduction of that print in Baltic Blue.
The line has four colorways.
What caught my eye in the original was THAT ROSE.
Maria Likarz fashion plate
in the form of a postcard
Big, splashy, painterly roses were a fashion necessity in the teens and twenties from Vienna...
Paul Poiret coat, fashion plate by Paul Iribe.
Design by Edouard Benedictus
Large abstracted florals
defined flapper glamour.
Vienna in Klimt Olive
Vienna in Cafe Brown