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The Art Newspaper's women channel Charlotte Perriand for International Women's Day

We step away from our keyboards to recreate the famous 1920s portrait of the French architect and designer

Charlotte Perriand (far left) standing triumphant in the 1920s, joined by the women of The Art Newspaper in the 2020s Perriand: © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021 / © AChP

Happy International Women’s day! To celebrate the occasion the artist and stage designer Es Devlin has paid tribute to the magnificent Charlotte Perriand, pioneering architect, designer, sportswoman, global traveller and free spirit by recreating her famous 1920s photo. Perriand's ideas and vision did so much to shape the modern world, so the women of The Art Newspaper are also striking her triumphant pose and channeling her spirit in the knowledge that a century later there is still much work to be done to make sure our voices are heard and our rights respected! (A show saluting Perriand’s life and achievements opens at the Design Museum in London on 19 June.) 

Es Devlin (right) has recreated Charlotte Perriand’s famous photo to celebrate International Women’s Day Perriand: © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021 / © AChP