May 11, 2021

Erté x Kobi Halperin Limited-edition Collection Revealed

Kobi Halperin will launch an exclusive limited-edition capsule collection, Erté x Kobi Halperin, for Neiman Marcus this fall.
The collection is the result of a licensing agreement between Sevenarts Ltd., owners of the Erteé trademark and intellectual property rights and brand consultancy arm Airlift Ideas, headed by Shelley Rosen.
Halperin, who launched his line in 2015, traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia in summer 2016 and visited The Hermitage Museum, which at the time was hosting an exhibition about Erté. The city and the exhibition struck a chord in Halperin, who himself is of Eastern European descent.
“I have always been inspired by Erté and particularly by his drawings. Although they are two-dimensional, they have a lot of depth and movement in them. There is an effortlessness and femininity in his work that I feel matches my own,” said Halperin.
The late Roman Tyrtov, the artist who was known simply as Erté, is considered the father of Art Deco. He worked as a fashion designer for Paul Poiret before signing a contract with Harper’s Bazaar, where he designed covers for 20 years. He also worked for Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal, The Sketch and other magazines in the U.S., the U.K. and France. In addition,

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