Pochoir, a stencil-based printing technique used to create multicolored prints, was particularly popular in the production of French illustrated pattern books from the late 19th century until the 1930s. The technique created lively images with crisp lines and vibrant colors, as seen in the design by Eugène Séguy, and was widely used in fashion journals and illustrated portfolios with designs for architecture, interiors, and textiles, many of which can be found in the collection of the Department of Drawings and Prints. A group of these publications devoted to textile and fashion designs from the Art Deco is in the process of being cataloged and digitized, giving us the opportunity to take a closer look at the idiosyncratic eclecticism of the textile designs in this period.
Beltran-Rubio, Laura. “Designing Art Deco: Textiles and Fashion.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Blogs: Drawings and Prints. 27 December 2016. http://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/now-at-the-met/2016/artdeco-textile-and-fashion-design.