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Esta Nesbitt fashion illustrationsMademoiselle magazine (KA0086.03) ➔ Shift Nightdresses with Lace Trim


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Esta Nesbitt (artist)
Barbizon (designer)
Artemis (designer)
Kayser (designer)
Mademoiselle (commissioner)


May 1961

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proofs (printed matter)


26 in (width) x 20 in (height)


Three nightdresses featured in the May 1961 issue of Mademoiselle magazine in an editorial titled "Sleep Shifts/Sleep Shirts". According to the editorial's text, the figure on the left wears a blue batiste sleep shift with a tucked, lace-edged yoke by Barbizon. The figure in the center wears a lilac-pink shift of nylon tricot with applique lace flowers by Artemis, and the figure on the right wears a blue, front-buttoned shift with a wide yoke and flounced hem by Kayser.


2 colors - see overlay - see stat;Esta Nesbitt for May/61


An image of the editorial that features this illustration can be found here: "Sleep Shifts." Accessed March 9, 2015.

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Kellen Design Archives


box OSxxx5, folder 1




Esta Nesbitt; Barbizon; Artemis; Kayser. Shift Nightdresses with Lace Trim. May 1961. Esta Nesbitt fashion illustrations; Mademoiselle magazine (KA0086.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Jul 2019.

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