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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.444-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case FD, shelf 10

This fashion design shows a woman wearing a charcoal-coloured wool suit and a hat 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. On the design, pencil lines have been applied over the blouse to show folds and darts and to describe details of button design. At top right, the designer noted, in pencil, the fabrics and colours (shrimp pink and smoky gunmetal) out of which the dress was intended to be made and special features of the design.

Physical description

A pencil drawing depicting a woman wearing a charcoal wool suit, with a pink blouse, a below knees-length skirt, and a hat. Pencil lines have been applied over the blouse to show folds and darts and to describe details of button design.

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

c.1960 (designed)

Artist/maker

Field, Marjorie (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Charcoal wool / suit, tweed or / jersey, reversed / shrimp pink / over pink blouse. / Smoky gunmetal / ball button / (grey pearl effect) / Hat grey shrimp / of off-white'
In pencil at the top right side

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 cm, Width: 20.3 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 charcoal wool suit 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

Blouse; Tweed; Jersey; Buttons (fasteners); Wool (textile); Suit

Categories

Clothing; Designs; Drawings; Fashion; Hats & headwear; Textiles; Women's clothes

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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