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Frederic

  • Object:

    Fashion drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1953-1954 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fromenti, Marcel (artist)
    Balmain, Pierre, born 1914 - died 1982 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink, wash and chinese white

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Editor of 'The Lady'

  • Museum number:

    E.1545-1954

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case FD, shelf 16

Fashion drawing by Marcel Fromenti based on a design by Pierre Balmain of Paris for a winter coat with a beaver fur collar. It was intended as an illustration in The Lady.

The Lady was small rather than glossy. It mainly concentrated on publicising day dresses which would have been more suitable in style for the majority of women of the time. Its engaging style that explained in simple terms the fashion developments of the day contributed greatly to its popularity.

Physical description

Fashion drawing based on a design by Pierre Balmain of Paris for a winter coat called "Frederic" with emphasis on the new beaver fur collar. A woman standing full face wearing a deep grey wool double-breasted coat with beaver fur collar and cuffs, slightly fitted at the waist and narrowing at the hem. The design, by Pierre Balmain of Paris, is called "Frederic". She wears black gloves and a wide-brimmed hat with a face veil, and carries a tightly furled umbrella.
Pencil notes give designer, fabric and colour notes.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1953-1954 (designed)

Artist/maker

Fromenti, Marcel (artist)
Balmain, Pierre, born 1914 - died 1982 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink, wash and chinese white

Dimensions

Length: 27.4 cm, Width: 19 cm

Descriptive line

Marcel Fromenti. 'Frederic' coat by Pierre Balmain. For The Lady, 1953-54.

Categories

Drawings; Fashion; Fashion plates; Illustration; Women's clothes

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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