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Herbert Sondheim, Inc. fashion business scrapbooks ➔ Floral Printed Evening Dress with Field Flower Wreath and Whale Boning

Drawing/Painting/Print


Related people/organizations

Herbert Sondheim, Inc (compiler)
Mainbocher (designer)

Date

1930s

Work Type

design drawings

Measurements

5.25 in (width) x 8.25 in (height)

Description

Floral printed evening dress of unknown material featuring thin shoulder straps, a sweetheart neckline with a cluster of flowers at the center of the chest, and a floor-length skirt with slot seams that release at the top and whale boning in the back only, which is also slightly longer than the front of the skirt. Sketch also includes a small view of the back of the dress and depicts the model wearing a hair wreath of field flowers, which are presumably the same type of flowers found on the bodice.

Inscription

[Right]: wreath of/field flowers/slot seam/released [Left]: Main/whale boning/in/back/only

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives
graphite
sketching

Location

box 4, folder 68

Identifier

KA0039_V9p68-005

Use Restrictions

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ 


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