- Fitted coat
- Printed on image: "Fitted coat. Entire front may be rolled over in tuxedo effect. Note soft shoulder treatment." "Designed by Pearl Alexander" "André 570 - 7th Avenue New York City Dec. 23, 1940"
This coat was made so that its wearer could fold back its front flaps to expose its lining ("revers") and mimic the broad, contrasting-colored lapels of a tuxedo. The small tucks ("shirring") at the shoulders are matched by the detailing on the model's purse.
Unlike most drawings in this series, this one has a small sketch of the side of the garment. The large hairpins (knitting needles?) stuck through the turban as decoration are a striking and interesting touch.
- Alexander, Pearl Levy -- Designer
André (Firm) -- Creator
Teitelbaum, Walter -- Donor
- Dec 23 1940
- 1940s Coat.
André Fashion Illustrations from NYPL's Picture Collection
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- Belts (Clothing) -- 1940-1949
Coats -- 1940-1949
Fashion design drawings
Women -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1940-1949