In Erté’s “Starstruck,” a woman’s chic outfit is surrounded by shimmering celestial bodies. Born Romain de Tirtoff, Erté (1892 – 1990) was known by the French pronunciation of his initials. Contributing iconic illustrations to Harper’s Bazaar for two decades, Erté pioneered Art Deco. He also influenced fashion by designing ornate costumes for movies and stage productions. In his 70s, he re-created his remarkable works in bronze and serigraphy. Erté’s masterpieces are displayed at prestigious museums such as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution.