Derived from the 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes', the exhibition that largely defined the style of the Art Deco interior, the name 'Art Deco' didn't become popular until 1966 when the style was revived.
The 1925 exhibitions is generally credited as the event that began the movement. Hosted by the French Government, the exhibition showcased the new style. 15,000 designers, architects and artists displayed their work at the exhibition which attracted 16 million visitors.
It's also considered to be the high point of French Art Deco in all its luxurious and opulent glory. The style is extremely eclectic with influences ranging from Japanese lacquer-work, contemporary abstract painting and sculpture to African tribal art, Ancient Egypt and the Mayans.