André Studios 1930-1941

Fashion Drawings & Sketches in the Collections of FIT and the New York Public Library

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Title:
Fitted coat
Description:
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.
Format:
jpeg
Language:
English
eng
Names:
Alexander, Pearl Levy -- Designer
André (Firm) -- Creator
Teitelbaum, Walter -- Donor
Coverage:
Dec 23 1940
Spring, 1940-1941
Date:
1940
1940
1941
Format:
jpeg
Relation:
1940s Coat.
André Fashion Illustrations from NYPL's Picture Collection
Fitted coat.
Rights:
No known copyright restrictions; may be subject to third party rights
Subject:
Belts (Clothing) -- 1940-1949
Coats -- 1940-1949
Fashion design drawings
Handbags
Purses
Shirring
Shoulders (Costume)
Turbans
Women -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1940-1949
Type:
StillImage
ID:
uuid:9921a168-a0ee-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef
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