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Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    c.1960 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Field, Marjorie (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Paul Williamson

  • Museum number:

    E.463-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case FD, shelf 11

This fashion design shows a woman wearing a coat designed by Marjorie Field for the haute couture firm Field Rhoades which was registered in the London street directories at 77, South Audley Street, London W1 for the years 1948 to 1949. At top right, the designer noted, in pencil, the mustard-yellow out of which the coat was intended to be made, and suggested that it could be combined with a navy dress and a kelly green sash.

Physical description

A pencil drawing depicting a woman wearing a mustard-yellow coat with a tall, square collar. Pencil lines have been applied to point out the sewn seams over the coat.

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

c.1960 (designed)

Artist/maker

Field, Marjorie (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Mustard-yellow coat (lined navy) / to wear over a / navy dress, sashed / Kelly green.'
In pencil at the top right side

Dimensions

Height: 25.5 cm, Width: 20.4 cm

Object history note

The provenance can be traced back to Gwen Mandley, an artist who was a friend of the designer, Marjorie Field.

Descriptive line

Fashion design for coat by Marjorie Field, c.1960

Production Note

The haute couture firm Field Rhoades was registered in the London street directories at 77, South Audley Street, London W1 for the years 1948 to 1949.

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Pencil; Paper

Techniques

Drawing techniques

Subjects depicted

Dresses; Lined; Sashes (costume accessories); Coat

Categories

Clothing; Designs; Drawings; Fashion; Textiles; Women's clothes

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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