Asian Princess by Erte
Asian Princess by Erte. Roman Petrovich Tyrtov, nickname Erte (1892-1990), was a Fashion designer of Russian origin. Art Deco era Russian painter, representative of the modern, graphic design, worked in Paris and Hollywood. Born in St. Petersburg on November 23 (December 4) in the family of a naval officer. Rejecting the traditional family of a military career, settled in Paris in 1912, became a correspondent for the St. Petersburg magazine “Women of fashion.” Contracted with the American magazine “Harper` s Bazaar “, “Vogue”, “Cosmopolitan”, “Women’s Home Journal”, “The Sketch” and other illustrated editions. Erte died in Paris on April 21 1990.
Roman Petrovich Tyrtov was a descendant of an old noble Russian family. In 1912, Roman Tyrtov after high school, went to Paris. Since 1913 he has worked in the fashion house of Paul Poiret. In the 1920s, has been one of the leading artists of the style “art deco.” Designed costumes for Anna Pavlova, Mata Hari, Lillian Gish. In 1925 he was invited to Hollywood, the studio “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.” In 1925-1937 he performed more than a hundred covers for the magazine “Harper’s Bazaar” and “Vogue”, making them the new phenomenon of art. In the 1940 – 1960 – the sculptor and graphic artist. (the author of the series “Numbers” and “Alphabet”), set designer (specifically designed the ballets by Roland Petit). Tyrtov’s works were admired by George Balanchine and Andy Warhol. In the early 1970s, in the era of a new interest in the “Art Deco” reached international fame.
Roman Petrovich Tyrtov, descendant of an old Russian family, originating from the Tatar khan Tyrtov, became known around the world under the pseudonym Erte (made up of the first letters of the name and surname), who took it in order “not to disgrace the family.”
“Erte Style’- the finest functional thoughtful, rhythmic and at the same time exotic and full of romantic fantasies – in the interwar period was an important formative moment of “Art Deco”, which became a strong factor in fashion and popular culture.