"…pupils were expected to invent draperies and accessories. Leighton had shown himself a great adept at doing this, making skillful drawings of folds that he told a friend afterwards were made de chic."
~ from Frederic Leighton (1904) by Alice Corkran
"…an artist who paints a picture without a model says that he did it "de chic." ~ A Social Mirage (1899) by Mrs. Frank Leslie
|A Social Mirage (1899) by Mrs. Frank Leslie|