Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion

Key works

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
On George Baher's yacht 1928
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1928 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    On George Baher's yacht 1928
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1928 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Dancers Leonore Hughes and Maurice Mouvet 1924
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1924 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Dancers Leonore Hughes and Maurice Mouvet 1924
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1924 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Actress Pola Negri 1925
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1925 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Actress Pola Negri 1925
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1925 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Tamaris with a large Art Deco scarf 1925
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1925 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Tamaris with a large Art Deco scarf 1925
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1925 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Model wearing a black tulle headdress by Suzanne Talbot and a brocade coat with black fox collar 1925
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1925 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Model wearing a black tulle headdress by Suzanne Talbot and a brocade coat with black fox collar 1925
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1925 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Model Dorothy Smart wearing a black velvet hat by Madame Agnès 1926
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1926 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Model Dorothy Smart wearing a black velvet hat by Madame Agnès 1926
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1926 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Greta Garbo 1929
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1929 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Greta Garbo 1929
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1929 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Marion Morehouse and unidentified model wearing dresses by Vionnet 1930
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1930 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Marion Morehouse and unidentified model wearing dresses by Vionnet 1930
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1930 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Olympic diver Katherine Rawls 1931
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1931 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Olympic diver Katherine Rawls 1931
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1931 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Actress Joan Crawford in a dress by Schiaparelli 1932
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1932 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Actress Joan Crawford in a dress by Schiaparelli 1932
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1932 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Marlene Dietrich 1934
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1934 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Marlene Dietrich 1934
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1934 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Charlie Chaplin 1934
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1934 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Charlie Chaplin 1934
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1934 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
White (center Gwili André) 1935
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1935 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    White (center Gwili André) 1935
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1935 Condé Nast Publications

  • Edward Steichen 
American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
Actress Mary Heberden 1935
gelatin silver photograph
Courtesy Condé Nast Archive 
© 1935 Condé Nast Publications

    Edward Steichen
    American 1879–1973, worked in France 1906–23
    Actress Mary Heberden 1935
    gelatin silver photograph
    Courtesy Condé Nast Archive
    © 1935 Condé Nast Publications

  • LABORDE & COMPANY, Paris (manufacturer)
Coat (c. 1927) 


wool, silk, resin, glass and diamanté buttons
118.0 cm (centre back)
61.0 cm (sleeve length)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss E. M. Anderson, 1963
471-D5

    LABORDE & COMPANY, Paris (manufacturer)
    Coat (c. 1927)
    wool, silk, resin, glass and diamanté buttons
    118.0 cm (centre back) 61.0 cm (sleeve length)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Miss E. M. Anderson, 1963
    471-D5

  • (ENGLAND)
Dress (c. 1935) 


silk, resin and enamel on metal buckle
(a) 149.0 cm (centre back)
40.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 4.0 x 71.0 cm (belt)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Schofield Collection.
Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1974
D258.a-b-1974

    (ENGLAND)
    Dress (c. 1935)
    silk, resin and enamel on metal buckle
    (a) 149.0 cm (centre back) 40.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress) (b) 4.0 x 71.0 cm (belt)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    The Schofield Collection. Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1974
    D258.a-b-1974

  • (FRANCE)
Dress (c. 1927) 


silk, gelatin sequins, glass and plastic beads
102.0 cm (centre back)
45.0 cm (waist, flat)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Schofield Collection.
Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1974
D253-1974

    (FRANCE)
    Dress (c. 1927)
    silk, gelatin sequins, glass and plastic beads
    102.0 cm (centre back) 45.0 cm (waist, flat)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    The Schofield Collection. Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1974
    D253-1974

  • JAUNTÉE PLAYTIME HATS, California (milliner)
Cloche (c. 1928) 


rabbit fur felt, synthetic (lining), cotton
72.0 cm (outer circumference)
21.0 cm (height)
22.8 cm (width)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss Anne Ross, 1983
CT29-1983

    JAUNTÉE PLAYTIME HATS, California (milliner)
    Cloche (c. 1928)
    rabbit fur felt, synthetic (lining), cotton
    72.0 cm (outer circumference) 21.0 cm (height) 22.8 cm (width)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Miss Anne Ross, 1983
    CT29-1983

  • DELMAN, London (shoemaker)
Shoes (c. 1937) 


silk, leather, metal buckle, diamantés
(a-b) 15.0 x 7.2 x 23.7 cm (each)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss Irene Mitchell, 1975
D40.a-b-1975

    DELMAN, London (shoemaker)
    Shoes (c. 1937)
    silk, leather, metal buckle, diamantés
    (a-b) 15.0 x 7.2 x 23.7 cm (each)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Miss Irene Mitchell, 1975
    D40.a-b-1975