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Paris or London
Body and watercolour, charcoal and pencil, pen and Indian ink on coloured paper
Museum no. E.685-1997
This was drawn for Harper’s Bazaar around 1955. It shows a glamorous evening dress by Christian Dior (1905-57), featuring a full skirt and elaborate bustle bow.
Body and watercolour, charcoal, Chinese white, pen and Indian ink on coloured paper
Museum no. E.686-1997
This illustration features an evening dress by the London couturier Victor Stiebel (1907-76), drawn for Harper’s Bazaar in 1953. Stiebel liked using bold, contrasting stripes in his designs, and also typically referenced historical dress with voluminous panniers and bustles.