26 in (width) x 19.5 in (height)
Women's ensemble featured in a Mademoiselle magazine editorial on summer clothes titled "Scoops: The Ready Mixers". According to the text in the editorial, this ensemble includes a midriff-baring cotton top with sun-gathering red and black stripes, which is paired with white Arnel sharkskin pants that are belted with fabric that matches the top. This illustration was probably an alternate to the version that was used for publication.
The full editorial featuring a similar illustration can be found here:
"Scoops: The Ready Mixers." My Fashion Database. Accessed February 17, 2015. https://www.myfdb.com/editorials/116855-mademoiselle-editorial-scoops-the-ready-mixers-may-1960.
Kellen Design Archives
box OSxxx5, folder 3
Esta Nesbitt; Templeton Classics. Red and Black Striped Midriff Top with White Capri Pants and Red Parasol .
circa 1960. Esta Nesbitt fashion illustrations; Mademoiselle magazine (KA0086.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 16 Oct 2019
There’s more! What you see on this site is only what is viewable online. Please visit our website to find out more about what’s in the archives.