Elizabeth Parke, the daughter of a prosperous Decatur, Illinois businessman, was known for her meticulous attention to fashion detail. Family notebooks include costume sketches in her hand, and relatives remember Elizabeth designing and sewing many of her own fashions. It is likely that she made this dress for her 1921 wedding to Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., son of the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
Jacobean Types Royal, Military and Court Costumes from the time of James I The Jacobean era refers to the time period from 1603 to 1625 when King James I ruled both England and Scotland. The name James derives from the Hebrew Jacob; hence, Jacobean: a descriptive term applied to the literature, decorative arts and architecture produced during that first quarter of the 17th century. Most notably, it was the age of Shakespeare.
Isabel Toledo’s Jazz Age - Isabel and Ruben ToledoHere Toledo, who designed more than 125 costumes (Ruben, who painted all of the sketches and helped with research, served as artist in residence on the project), sheds some light on her process.
Art Macabre invite you to join them to draw life models and explore death rituals at a Global Curiosities drawing salon. This salon explores the Prehistoric period, sketch "Queens of the Bone Age" at a drawing workshop with a difference. Venue details: The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH, United Kingdom. On 16 Aug, 2014 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Category: Arts. Artists / Speakers: Nude and costumed models, hosted by Raven Rouge. Price: Advance: £10, On the door: £15.
READ: RENE GRUAU.. René Gruau’s illustrations were a favourite of the haute couture world and during his life-long career he collaborated with fashion houses such as Givenchy, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Schiaperelli and Dior. Born Count Renato Zavagli-Riccardelli in Rimini, Italy in 1909 his father was an Italian aristocrat and his mother, whose last name he adopted, was a French Socialite. He moved to Paris in 1924 and commenced his career as a fashion illustrator. In the 30s he began to sketch…