Top: WWD illustration of 3 garments designed by Elizabeth Hawes, 1936. The center dress called “Beatrice d’Este,” is made of silk crepe. On the right, an evening dress titled “Melisande” made of a cotton and silk with heavy raised stripes of brown and violet.
Center: “Melisande” gown at the Museum at FIT
Bottom: Wire photo of Mrs. Edward P. Childs wearing “Beatrice d’Este.” Mrs. Edward P. Childs maiden name was Lucinda Eustis Morgan Corcoran. her father, William H. Corcoran founded the Corcoran Art Gallery In Washington. Here she is at age 18 in 1933 modeling a pair of in-line skates with a brown skirt and yellow twin set ensemble in Vogue:
"A young girl wore this unusual black and white sweater. It was knitted in an Indian design and worn with a white skirt banded with black…" Description of outfits at a Palm Springs Resort, Vogue, 1918.
Tsk-tsk on me for not recording where this image came from. It looks like a Claire Mccardell or Carolyn Schnurer from the first few years of the 1950s.
A Vionnet/Thayaht design from 1923-24. Thayaht was a futurist artist who did Vionnet’s illustrations for magazines as well as designing prints for her gowns.
Black and blue tulle dress embroidered in black and white beads. Black velvet belt. Lanvin, spring 1918.
Ensemble in Camel Hair Velour! I can only imagine how luxurious. Fall 1916.
So casual. I love how wrinkled all their clothing is.
"Princess" Alice Roosevelt on a diplomatic mission to Asia in 1905.
Yellow and White Tussah silk resort ensemble with teal belt and hat. Jane Renouardt, Resort 1916.