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Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks ➔ Women's White Cloché Dinner Suit with Floral Printed Challis Blouse


Related people/organizations

Herbert Sondheim, Inc (compiler)
Maggy Besançon de Wagner (designer)



Work Type

design drawings


5.5 in (width) x 7.5 in (height)


Women's white cloché dinner suit featuring a floor-length straight skirt and long-sleeved mess jacket with darting on the shoulders and a jeweled clip on the proper left lapel. The jacket is worn over a floral printed challis blouse (colored with green and red graphite) with a sash attached at the waist that is exposed from underneath the jacket and tied into a large bow at the proper left waist. Sketch (in partial color) also includes small views of the front and back of the blouse worn without the jacket, which shows short sleeves, a cowl neckline in the front, and a large inverted triangle cut-out in the back that exposes the wearer's skin. Model is depicted wearing a small cap with net embellishment.


[Right]: Rouff/jewelled clip/sash of/blouse/Blouse/cowl/skin [Left]: darts/mess/jacket/white cloché/dinner suit/blouse of/flowered challis

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box 4, folder 56




Herbert Sondheim, Inc; Maggy Besançon de Wagner. Women's White Cloché Dinner Suit with Floral Printed Challis Blouse . 1930s. Herbert Sondheim fashion business scrapbooks. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 18 Oct 2019.

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