Dress, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, 1957

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. Firestone purchased a number of dresses from Saks Fifth Avenue's Salon Moderne, an exclusive boutique headed by designer Sophie Gimbel. Gimbel created stylish made-to-measure gowns for fashion-conscious American women of means.

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. Firestone purchased a number of dresses from Saks Fifth Avenue's Salon Moderne, an exclusive boutique headed by designer Sophie Gimbel. Gimbel created stylish made-to-measure gowns for fashion-conscious American women of means.

Artifact

Dress (Garment)

Date Made

1957

Creators

Gimbel, Sophie, 1898-1981 

Saks Incorporated 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Designed by Sophia Gimbel for Salon Moderne, retailed by Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

89.492.578

Credit

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

Material

Cotton (Textile)
Organdy
Machine lace

Technique

Hand sewing
Machine sewing (Technique)
Embroidering
Applique (Technique)

Color

Pink (Color)
White (Color)
Green

Inscriptions

Tag: SALON MODERNE / SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Tag: SAKS FIFTH AVENUE/NEW YORK. "Mrs. H. Firestone, 2-25-57, #401."

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