“Déjeuner sur l’herbe” by
Jean-Denis Malclès for Pierre Frey, 1944,
Jean-Denis Malclès (1912-2002)
Book Illustration for Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant, 194
Malclès's mid-century patterns are in the same style as Cecil Beaton's
painterly prints. Splashes of color, sketchy lines and few defining outlines---
Gouache painting for fabric
but Malcles's are as French and frothy as a Maurice Chevalier movie,
which were probably inspired by Malcles's vision for set design.
Paris Streets, circa 1950,
features street signs
You can still buy Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe (or Fruits)
Click here to see the Pierre Frey catalog.