Leon Benigni (1892 – 1948)

Monte-Carlo Beach

Project for the House of Worth c. 1934

Cover for Modes et Travaux no. 351 1st August 1934

Gouache on card: 24 x 20 cm
Signed & dated 1934


Leon Benigni was a fashion illustrator and graphic designer who worked with fashion designers such as Jeanne Lanvin, Marcel Rochas, Elsa Schiaparelli, Lucien Lelong, Jacques Fath, Jean Patou, Nina Ricci, and Cristobal Balenciaga. In addition he worked closely with fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Modes et Travaux, and Femina, both for editorial and magazine covers, creating bold Art Deco influenced fashion illustrations, capturing the sophistication and glamour of the period. His many travel posters of this period advertising spas and resorts in France also uniquely captured the spirit of the 1920s and 30s.

Leon Benigni, 'Symphonie, robe du soir pour Jean Patou'

Leon Benigni, 'Symphonie, robe du soir pour Jean Patou'

Symphonie, robe du soir pour Jean Patou
Gouache on paper: 30 x 20 cm
Signed; inscribed in margin

Leon Benigni, 'Elegant a l'ensemble vert, modele panache par Jenny'

Élégante à l’ensemble vert, modèle Panache par Jenny
Gouache on paper: 27 x 21 cm