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Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department records (pre-2008 accessions) ➔ Beachwear Ensemble Featuring Jersey Swimsuit and Canvas Cover-Up

Drawing/Painting/Print


Related person/organization

Bill Robinson (designer)

Date

1968

Work Type

drawings

Measurements

11 in (width) x 15 in (height)

Description

Beachwear ensemble with a belted jersey swimsuit and linen-lined canvas cover-up (shown in two colors) that was featured in the 1968 Parsons School of Design annual fashion show. As indicated on the reverse side of the illustration, the critic of this piece was womenswear designer Rudi Gernreich and the model was fellow student designer Donna Faske, who later became known as Donna Karan. The back of the illustration also includes detailed information about the materials used and their prices, as well as a layout for the pattern pieces. Three fabric samples are attached to the front.

Inscription

Bill Robinson/3/68
;

Inscription

Bill Robinson 1968/CRITIC - RUDI GERNREICH/MODEL - DONNA FASKE

Related Terms

Parsons Institutional Collections

Location

box 20, folder 4

Identifier

PIC02002-1_b20_f04_01a

Citation

Bill Robinson. Beachwear Ensemble Featuring Jersey Swimsuit and Canvas Cover-Up. 1968. Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department records (pre-2008 accessions). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Nov 2017.

Use Restrictions

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