This 1950s gouache and ink fashion illustration of a woman in a vintage balloon dress in black and brown 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"x23" framed, 11"x15" unframed
Signed lower right. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a black face and black sides using warm white archival matting behind clear conservation glass.