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Theatrical Costumes, 1947-1951

Volume 9 includes coverage of Mainbocher's designs for the theatre from 1947 to 1951. He dressed Tallulah Bankhead in Private Lives; Ruth Gordon for her roles in The Leading Lady, The Smile of the World and A Month in the Country; Ethel Merma...

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...

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, 1953-1955

Volume 17 includes coverage of Mainbocher's costume designs for Rosalind Russell in "Wonderful Town;" the cast of "Point of No Return;" the cast of "Kind Sir" starring Mary Martin; the cast of "The Prescott ...

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...

Uniforms: Girl Scouts and Red Cross, 1948

Volume 11 contains mostly coverage of Mainbocher's designs for the Girl Scouts and Red Cross volunteers in 1948. The new Girl Scout uniform was introduced in August. It was the first time in 20 years it had been changed. It was a green cotton...

Women's Wear: Fall/Winter 1951; Spring/Summer 1952; Fall/Winter 1952; Spring Summer 1953; Designs for Mrs. Fleur Cowles's wardrobe for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth; Miscellaneous coverage of his designs for socialites

Volume 15 includes coverage of Mainbocher's four biannual collections from Fall 1951 to Spring 1953. In the Fall 1951 collection he presented front-fullness in skirts and used both wool and lace for evening. For Spring 1952 he stressed beauty...

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