Even if you don't like the show, I wanted to share with you some designs that my friend's aunt did when she was in design school in 1947. Yes, that is the right year.
Her aunt did many sketches and I was over there one day and she was going through them and she said "what am I going to do with all of these?" I fell in love with them and asked her if I could have a couple. She was delighted that I wanted them. It was hard to choose, they were all so wonderful. She even designed these tuxedos that were precious. I was torn about those.
I picked these two and framed them and decided to hang them here at the other house. I have this little alcove in my bedroom. Not good for much but thought the pictures could go here. At least for now.
I just love these black and white dresses and the shoes are so adorable and only one had high heels. I even like the settee she added.
For these dresses, she received an A. The teacher wrote comments on this one but it is hard to read. Something about ...folds should show construction.. each fold has a top plane and a side plane... This is dated 11/18/47.
On the next set, she received a B. There were no comments on this one.
What great dresses for 1947.
She never became a famous designer, but what a great opportunity. I am honored to have these two sketches and enjoy knowing that my friend's aunt did them. They have become very special to me.
Maybe someone out there also has a relative that has designed clothes. Do you know of anyone, or have any sketches? I would love to hear from you.
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