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Marine Uniforms, 1952

Volume 14 has articles all about Mainbocher's designs for the women marines. In August 1952 he debuted a wardrobe of six different ensembles. It was the first time in history women marines had their own dress blues (the counterpart of the blu...

The Mainbocher-Warner Corset, 1939-1940

Volume 1 contains coverage of Mainbocher's back-to corsets movement and the new long torso silhouette he created in undergarments during his collaboration with Warner. It also contains extensive coverage of his famous "Rules for Chic&quo...

Theatrical Costumes, 1941-1947

Volume 5 contains coverage of Mainbocher's designs for the stage from 1941-1947. The productions and actresses he designed for in this time were: "Blithe Spirit" starring Leonora Corbett and Peggy Wood; "The Smiling Visitor&quo...

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