Berg Fashion Library, New Image Partnership: The Fashion Museum, Bath

Image Partnership: Berg Fashion Library – Fashion Museum, Bath

Kathryn Earle, Head of Visual Arts Publishing at Bloomsbury, comments:  “Bloomsbury is delighted to partner with the Fashion Museum, Bath, by making some of its most exciting objects available to view online for the first time through the Berg Fashion Library. The images will showcase an extensive array of items from the museum’s esteemed international collection beginning with hundreds of glorious fashion illustrations from the Paquin archive, a fascinating window on early 20th century fashion.

Fashion Drawing of the front view of a below the knee, sleeveless robe du soir with a square cut neckline with wide shoulder straps gathered into it, a draped bodice with a natural waistline, and a skirt decorated with large puffs of fabric. One is placed on the back side waist and the other at the back side hip, which creates a large ruffle at the front of the dress. A pointed panel inserted at the left side waist seams gathered fabric to the skirt to fall to floor length. There is a pencil drawing of the back view on the bottom right.

© Fashion Museum, Bath and North East Somerset Council

“Fashion Drawing of the front view of a below the knee, sleeveless robe du soir with a square cut neckline with wide shoulder straps gathered into it, a draped bodice with a natural waistline, and a skirt decorated with large puffs of fabric. One is placed on the back side waist and the other at the back side hip, which creates a large ruffle at the front of the dress. A pointed panel inserted at the left side waist seams gathered fabric to the skirt to fall to floor length. There is a pencil drawing of the back view on the bottom right.”

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