Forget roses, forget chocolate! We've got a better gift for you this Valentine's Day--a selection of objects that address the theme of the day, love.
Published between 1912-1925, every issue of the French fashion periodical La Gazette du Bon Ton featured witty illustrations of the latest fashions. Penned by Georges Barbier, Erté, Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape and others, the illustrations placed the garments within an intriguing narrative. Was it a romantic mishap, or fashion rivalry that put the arrow through her heart? Additional illustrations from La Gazette du Bon Ton can be seen here.
This maxi-dress gives new meaning to the phrase "wear your heart on your sleeve."
A folklore-inspired pattern borrowing from motifs associated with the Tyrol, a portion of the Alps that straddles Austria and Italy.
And finally, a warning from Estée Lauder: don't let love tie you up in knots!