This 1950s gouache and ink fashion illustration of a woman in a red dress with an included fabric swatch is by is by fashion designer Frederick Gibson Bayh (1917-2007). Bayh frequently used silks and brocades selected from Gump's famous collection of Asian art treasures. Bayh designed with a dramatic sense of Hollywood glamour for clients such as Dinah Shore, Lily Pons, and Anne Baxter . Some of his original garments can be found in fashion museums around the world. Bayh often attached a fabric swatch to his designs.
Gouache & Ink on paper with Fabric Swatch
17"x20" framed, 11"x14" unframed
Signed lower right. Framed in a vintage wood frame with a distressed gold face and intricate motifs using clear spacers behind clear conservation glass.