Design for a suit
Field Rhoades Ltd (Marjorie Field)
Pencil and bodycolour on paper
Museum no. E.476-2005
Given by Paul Williamson
This is a fashion design for a day suit, designed by Marjorie Field in the 1940s for the couture firm Field Rhoades of London. It depicts a typical mid 1940s day suit, with very wide shoulder, a nipped in waist and a straight, knee-length skirt. The woman wears her hair piled fashionably high on top of her head.
The design would probably have been used as a presentation drawing, for clients to decide which model they wanted to have made.