Dragon's Erté Page
seekers have gathered here.
at age 20
This Russian artist
was born Romain de Tirtoff and liked to call himself Erté
after the French pronunciation of his initials. He was one of
the foremost fashion and stage designers of the early 20th century.
Destined for a military career, Erté surprised a number
of people by creating his first successful costume design and
the age of five. In 1912, at the age of 19, his father finally
allowed him to move to Paris to fullfill his dream of becoming
a fashion illustrator. Erté is perhaps best remembered
for the gloriously extravagant costumes and stage sets that he
designed which vividly reflect his taste for the exotic and romantic.
The Alphabet Series
The Numerals Series
The Precious Stones Series
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there aren't enough Erté sites around. It is intended
merely as a tribute to Erté and his marvelous artwork.