Charles Le Maire
9.5 in (width) x 12 in (height)
Presumably designed as a costume for one of the many films that Le Maire worked on during the 1950s. The ensemble includes a short-sleeved white dress with a belted waist, knee-length skirt, shirred yoke, and a checked placket extending down the center front of the dress and forming a notched collar. (Inscription on the back of the paper indicates that the trim is white and black, although the illustration appears to use blue ink.) The dress is paired with a matching cartwheel hat.
White daytime dress with black and white trim. c. 1950s
Kellen Design Archives
box k_4, folder 5
Charles Le Maire. Short-Sleeved Daytime Dress with Checked Trim .
1950s. Charles Le Maire costume and fashion sketches. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 20 Oct 2019
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