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Herbert Sondheim, Inc. fashion business scrapbooks ➔ Set of Eight Sketches Depicting Various Evening Ensembles


Related people/organizations

Herbert Sondheim, Inc (compiler)
Cristobal Balenciaga (designer)
Mainbocher (designer)


1935 – 1940

Work Type

design drawings


11 in (width) x 8.5 in (height)


Set of eight sketches. Clockwise from top left: what appears to be a brown jersey evening ensemble with a floor-length full skirt and double-breasted jacket; what appears to be the back of the brown jersey ensemble, showing a large bow at the hips; floor-length evening dress with a belted waist, sweetheart neckline, thin straps, and a floral embellishment on the left bodice; back view of the evening dress showing a bow tied at the hips; back or front view of a long-sleeved dress with buttons and a bow at the waist; partial view of a dress that appears to be showing how the evening dress above is wrapped; partial view of what appears to be a dress worn under the brown jersey evening coat. The back of the paper includes a partial sketch of a navy and red jersey ensemble with a bow collar and ruffle accents on the bodice.


[Right]: Main [Center]: Brown Jersey [Left]: Bal [Verso Center]: Navy/Jersey/red/Jersey

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 2, folder 55



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