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[Fitted coat with "sarong drape" and sloping shoulders.]

Image ID: 2003929

[Fitted coat with "sarong drape" and sloping shoulders.] (Feb 10 1941)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Fitted coat with "sarong drape" and sloping shoulders.]


: Alexander, Pearl Levy -- Designer

Additional Name(s)

: André (Firm) -- Creator
Teitelbaum, Walter -- Donor

Published Date

: Spring, 1940-1941, B

Created Date

: Feb 10 1941

Specific Material Type

: mixed_materials


: TT 954


: A "sarong" is a long, straight wraparound skirt held up by a scarf wrapped around the waist. Derived from native Malay clothing, the style became popular in the late 1930s after its debut on actress Dorothy Lamour in the film "Hurricane" (1937). This coat has a sarong-inspired sash at its waist to make its "skirt" look like a real skirt. Note 2.) Image includes small sketch of back of garment. Note how the sleeves are cut in one piece with the bodice, with front and back halves sewn together. Note 3.) Printed on image: "André Fashions" "'SARONG DRAPE' on a fitted coat. Sloping shoulder." "designed by Pearl Alexander" "ANDRE' 570 - 7th Avenue[,] New York City[.] February 10, 1941"


: André Fashion Illustrations from NYPL's Picture Collection / 1940s Coat.

Source Description

: 289 stenciled fashion plates (in 10 folders) : watercolor and gouache on artists paper ; approx. 27 x 19 cm.


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC Andre COSTU-Coa-194

Digital ID

: 2003929

Record ID

: 1938272

Digital Item Published

: 5-17-2011

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