27 in (width) x 19 in (height)
Presumably a preliminary sketch for an 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 shorts are worn under the dirndl skirt shown here. The ensemble is paired with hoop earrings, thong sandals, and a brimmed sunhat that ties underneath the chin. In the editorial, both pieces feature a light brown leopard print.
Kellen Design Archives
box OSxxx6, folder 3
Esta Nesbitt; Modern Juniors. Midriff Top and Dirndl Skirt .
1960. Esta Nesbitt fashion illustrations; Mademoiselle magazine (KA0086.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 19 Jul 2019
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