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Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    mid 1950s (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Field, Marjorie (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Paul Williamson

  • Museum number:

    E.435-2005

  • Gallery location:

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

This fashion design shows a woman wearing a suit with braided edges 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 dot lines have been applied on the front to describe pressed-open seams. At top right, the designer noted, in pencil, the special features of the design which include the piped or braided edges and the pressed-open seams.

Physical description

A pencil drawing depicting a woman wearing a suit with braided edges. Pencil dot lines have been applied on the front to describe pressed-open seams.

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

mid 1950s (designed)

Artist/maker

Field, Marjorie (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Suit, piped / or braided edges.'
In pencil at the top right side

'Pressed-open seam'
In pencil to the right of the drawing. This is the caption of the drawing.

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 suit by Marjorie Field, mid-1950s

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

Braided; Piped; Suit; Seams

Categories

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

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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