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Deco Delights

At the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Art Deco 1910-1939, opening March 27 at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, is the most comprehensive gathering ever of the splendors of that storied period. "For too long, Art Deco was dismissed as merely frivolous, but actually the style represented new values and was universal in its reach," says Ghislaine Wood, the show's chief curator. Among the highlights are Tamara de Lempicka's ca. 1927 oil painting Girl with Gloves, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann's 1925 jewel-like dressing table, Chanel's 1932 blue chiffon evening dress with sequins, and Jean Puiforcat's 1932 nickel-plated bronze and white-marble clock.

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