The Exhibition of decorative Arts opened up in 1925 and it was held in Paris. New contemporary modernism was taking over, and there wasn't a curve in sight. Buildings were rectangular and interiors were simple. From this modernism, 'Art Deco' was born.
Abstract and cubist art had replaced the exuberance of Art Nouveau. The emphasis was on line not decoration. The independence between architecture, fashion and art is clearly illustrated during this period.