Paul Iribe (French, 1883-1935) recently received acclaim as his iconic fauteuil Nautile c. 1913 sold for nearly $1,000,000 USD at auction. His signature design was based upon the nautilus shell and serves as a symbol of French grandeur.
Mr. Iribe was educated in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, 1908-1910. He was an acclaimed fashion illustrator, creating fashion plates for such style icons as Paul Poiret. In 1933 Iribe collaborated with Coco Chanel in the design of extravagant jewelry pieces; he was also engaged and married to her until the time of his passing (just two years later) in 1935.
Notably, he achieved fame as art director for Cecil B. Demille, and is most highly regarded for his work on The Ten Commandments (1923), when he depicted his vision of Egypt as a Hollywood fantasy, all lacquered glamour and opulence.151