Dress panel

Designer: Hector Guimard (French, Lyons 1867–1942 New York)

Date: ca. 1900

Medium: Silk and paint on silk

Dimensions: L. 27, W. 18 in. (68.6 x 45.7 cm)

Classification: Textiles-Embroidered

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Hector Guimard, 1949

Accession Number: 49.85.11


One of the most original Art Nouveau designers, Hector Guimard turned his hand to a wide range of projects. This silk panel, possibly designed as an insert for the bodice of a dress, recalls his innovative designs for ironwork used at the entrances to the Paris Métro.