The collection offers trendy 2014 occasion dresses, where bright prints and asymmetrical elements are all the rage, and 2014 wedding dresses, including popular styles like beaded & embroidered dresses, V-necks, romantic lace, short variations, elegant falbala
, distinctive jacquard weaves and minimalist styles.
Good move: within minutes of us clunking through the turnstile, she had me at the cash desk, purse open, having found the two-inch plastic figures of the cartoon characters and among them, a young blonde type called Falbala.
But no, not even for the promise of a chic French frock, and shoes thrown in, would she give up another day with her new chums, Asterix, Obelix, Falbala & Co.
Its sequel, Falbalas et fanfreluches (1922-1926), was published in a larger format, and in it Barbier portrayed romance and youth in historical settings purely imaginative and whimsical.
The exhibition is curated by ROM librarian Arthur Smith, who became fascinated with Barbier pochoirs in the mid-1990s when he encountered a volume of Falbalas et fanfreluches while mounting a display of treasures from the ROM's rare book collections.
Saggi e traduzioni (Einaudi, 1976); Penna papers (Garzanti, 1984, 1996); Scritti servili (Einaudi, 1989); Falbalas
(Garzanti, 1990); i due ponderosi Meridiani su Pascoli (Mondadori, 2001), fino ai suoi due ultimi titoli: Ricordi tristi e civili (Einaudi, 2001); e Pianura proibita (Adelphi, 2002).
For Astruc, Le corbeau, together with Falbalas
and Les dames du Bois du Boulogne, marked the desire ["desir"] on the part of the new generation of film directors "to start from zero, to wipe the slate clean, to reinvent the cinema, for their own purposes" (Astruc 300).