Marjorie Field Fashion Design

Marjorie Field Fashion Design

This is a pencil drawing by Marjorie Field showing a woman in an evening dress with a red silk sample stapled to the page at the bottom right. A smaller pencil sketch to the right shows the back of the dress. The dress is a good example of the padded, square-shoulder look that was fashionable in this decade. The dress draws particular attention to the waist which is adorned by a lower hip sash knotted in the front and falling loose to the hem. Inscriptions on this design suggest that it was created for a 'Private Lives' collection.