Charles Le Maire costume and fashion sketches circa 1924-1950s

Collection, KA0055

About

Charles Le Maire (1897-1985) began his costume design career in the 1920s creating costumes for vaudevillian musicals and revues. Later, he served as executive designer for Twentieth Century-Fox. In the 1950s, Le Maire established his own business in Hollywood, taking private commissions and continuing his film design work, and earning 13 Oscar nominations and three Oscars for Best Costume Design. The collection consists of seventeen Le Maire sketches, including work for the Earl Carroll Vanities (1924-1930) and unidentified sketches from the 1950s.

Related Archival Materials

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the New York Public Library hold additional costume sketches by Charles Le Maire.

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