Letter from Elizabeth Parke Firestone to Madame Azemar, House of Dior, October 9, 1953

Summary

Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., cultivated a refined sense of fashion through years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers. Correspondence with the Paris design house of Christian Dior reveals Firestone's strong opinions about color and material, awareness of what suited her figure, and desire for a distinctive wardrobe.

Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., cultivated a refined sense of fashion through years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers. Correspondence with the Paris design house of Christian Dior reveals Firestone's strong opinions about color and material, awareness of what suited her figure, and desire for a distinctive wardrobe.

Artifact

Letter (Correspondence)

Date Made

09 October 1953

Collection Title

Firestone Family Papers 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

89.492.1697.39

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Harvey Firestone, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Typewriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 in

Width: 7 in

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