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Cocktail Dress in Purple & Blue
Gouache & Ink Fashion Illustration



Gibson Bayh

This 1950s gouache and ink fashion illustration of a woman in a purple and blue cocktail dress 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
18"x21.5" framed, 11"x15" unframed

Signed lower right. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a distressed silver face using double-mat with a charcoal outer mat and light gray inner mat behind clear conservation glass.