Robes et Femmes

Fashion illustrations or caricatures? At first glance, Enrico Sacchetti's 1913 book Robes et Femmes appears to be a collection of elegant Poiretesque fashion portraits. However, upon closer examination you may notice the exaggerated limb length and oddly comical expressions. Sacchetti's collection was in fact meant to be a satirical take on the avant-garde designs of the time, and was at least partially inspired by designer Paul Poiret's 1908 book Les robes de Paul Poiret. I prefer Sacchetti's illustrations, personally, but I'll let you judge for yourselves. 

Robes et Femmes, a 1913 satirical fashion book by Enrico Sacchetti.
Robes et Femmes, a 1913 satirical fashion book by Enrico Sacchetti.
Robes et Femmes, a 1913 satirical fashion book by Enrico Sacchetti.
Robes et Femmes, a 1913 satirical fashion book by Enrico Sacchetti.
Robes et Femmes, a 1913 satirical fashion book by Enrico Sacchetti.
Robes et Femmes, a 1913 satirical fashion book by Enrico Sacchetti.
Robes et Femmes, a 1913 satirical fashion book by Enrico Sacchetti.
Robes et Femmes, a 1913 satirical fashion book by Enrico Sacchetti.

The cover and 13 plates are hand-colored lithographs. I've only posted a few here, but you can view the rest on the Smithsonian's Archive where they've preserved one of the original 300 copies that were published in limited edition portfolios in 1913.