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Title
[Coat with button-accented front panel of faille silk.]
Names
Alexander, Pearl Levy (Designer)
André (Firm) (Creator)
Collection

André Fashion Illustrations from NYPL's Picture Collection

1940s Coat.

Dates / Origin
Place: New York
Date Created: 1941-02-17
Date Issued: Spring, 1940-1941, B
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC Andre COSTU-Coa-194
Topics
Fashion
Coats -- 1940-1949
Women -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1940-1949
Silk
Buttons (Fasteners) -- 1900-1999
Panels (costume components)
Genres
Fashion design drawings
Illustrations
Notes
Source identifier: 24311a (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: Drawing includes small sketch of back of garment. This is a very abbreviated drawing, lacking an arm and legs below the knees. Note the flirtatious look of the model, achieved with just a few pen lines!
Content: Written on image: "Faille silk down front of coat." "Designed by Pearl Alexander" "ANDRE' 570 - 7th Ave. New York City Feb. 17, 1941"
Content: "Faille" is a flat-surfaced fabric with a ribbed texture. Note how the artist has shown it here with closely-spaced parallel lines to distinguish it from the smooth surfaces of the rest of the coat. The faille panel is a sort of "plastron", or bib attached with buttons. Eight of the nine buttons are probably decorative, with the center one possibly being functional, and the rest of the front being closed with hidden hook-and-eye fastenings. The vertical pairs of buttons may indicate pockets (note the slightly darker shading at the edges here).
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e0a1ecb0-c5d2-012f-e029-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library holds or manages the copyright(s) in this item. If you need information about reusing this item, please go to: http://nypl.org/permissions

Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 1941: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[Coat with button-accented front panel of faille silk.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a162-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "[Coat with button-accented front panel of faille silk.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 19, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a162-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1941). [Coat with button-accented front panel of faille silk.] Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a162-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Wikipedia Citation

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[Coat with button-accented front panel of faille silk.]