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What a great mantle-piece

The fashion plate featured here is one of Jean Patou’s “mantles” as advertised in the “Art Gout Beaute” fashion magazine ca. 1922  Art-Gout-Beaute (aka “Art, Good Taste and Beauty“) ran from the 1920s-1930s.  Considered more “vogue than Vogue,” this expensive … Continue reading

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Seventy-Seven (it’s not Sunset Strip)

It is apparently seventy-seven (77) years since the French designer Jean Patou died.  Interestingly, seventy-seven happens to be the smallest positive integer requiring five syllables in English and the number of digits of the 12th perfect number. It is also the number … Continue reading

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