A multifaceted designer, French-born Paul Iribe originally gained an international reputation as a fashion illustrator, designing the influential layout for the 1908 premiere edition of Le Robes de Paul Poiret. A renowned designer of wallpaper, fabrics, and even furniture used by the Parisian fashion houses, Iribe was brought to Hollywood in 1920 by producer/director Cecil B. DeMille, himself a craftsman with a keen eye for design and fashion. Iribe later famously created set and/or costume designs for several of DeMille's sophisticated melodramas, including Manslaughter (1922) and The Road to Yesterday (1925). He functioned as art director on The Ten Commandments (1923) and -- together with another DeMille protégé, Frank Urson -- co-directed several sophisticated comedies, including Forty Winks (1925) starring Raymond Griffith. Returning to France just before the changeover to sound, Iribe continued as a designer, working closely with old friend Coco Chanel.