Fall Cape and Suit with Playing Card Symbols
Melissa Elizabeth Gordon
Women's ensemble featured in the 1971 Parsons School of Design annual fashion show. The ensemble features a black cape paired with hot pants, tights, and a hooded blouse, with both the blouse and tights depicting playing card symbols. The back of the illustration includes detailed information about the materials used and their prices, with two fabric swatches attached to the front. A notation indicates that actress and comedienne Joan Rivers purchased the piece.
Problem: Fall Coats + Suits/Critic: Chester Weinberg/Model: Joe/Sold to Joan Rivers
Parsons Institutional Collections
box 23, folder 3
Melissa Elizabeth Gordon. Fall Cape and Suit with Playing Card Symbols. 1971.
Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department records (pre-2008 accessions). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 24 May 2018
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