Dior Fashion Drawing with Fabric Swatches, "Fete A Trianon," 1955

Summary

Fashion houses provided sketches to clients interested in purchasing garments from the designer’s line of couture clothing. These sketches contained an image of a gown, dress or other apparel, illustrating the designer’s stylistic vision. Fabric samples were usually included. Clients could then decide which design to purchase and suggest personal changes. This sketch was sent to Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.

Fashion houses provided sketches to clients interested in purchasing garments from the designer’s line of couture clothing. These sketches contained an image of a gown, dress or other apparel, illustrating the designer’s stylistic vision. Fabric samples were usually included. Clients could then decide which design to purchase and suggest personal changes. This sketch was sent to Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.

Artifact

Fashion design drawing

Subject Date

1955

Collection Title

Firestone Family Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.492.1697.264

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Fashion illustration (Image-making process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 12.000 in

Width: 12.000 in

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