item 15 - 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

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US NNFIT SC.396.1.15

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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

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58 leaves (115 pages), 3 folders

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(1891-1976)

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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 above trends and turned out gingham checked cotton in jewel-necked sleeveless sheaths. Fall 1952 was about classic simplicity, with his suits receiving much editorial coverage. In Spring 1953 the neckline was the point of interest of the collection that received the most press. This volume also includes coverage of society women such as Mrs. Winston Guest and Mrs. Edward F. Hutton wearing Mainbocher's latest fashions; coverage of his designs for school uniforms for Westover School in Middlebury, CT; miscellaneous articles on Mary Martin, some of which also appear in other scrapbooks; coverage of his designs for U.S. Lady Ambassador Mrs. Fleur Cowles's wardrobe for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth; and numerous articles with photographs of the wedding dress he designed for Sara Delano Roosevelt, FDR's grandaughter. Folders include a typed contents page; Two loose pages from December 1951 Vogue; and two loose magazine pages dated December 1951 from an article about Fifty-Seventh Street, in which Mainbocher is mentioned.

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Volume 15 was previously titled "Evening Wear, 1951-1953."

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