25 in (width) x 15 in (height)
Presumably a preliminary sketch for a similar illustration that was featured in the July 1960 issue of Mademoiselle magazine in a summer fashion editorial titled "Scoops: Playable Now", where it is indicated that the ensemble shown consists of a "midriff top separated by a sunny stretch of almost bikini-brief shorts." In the editorial, both pieces appear to have a light brown leopard print.
Kellen Design Archives
box OSxxx3, folder 5
Esta Nesbitt. Midriff Top and Bikini-Brief Shorts.
1960. Esta Nesbitt fashion illustrations; Mademoiselle magazine (KA0086.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 18 Oct 2019
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