Couture: Fashion Design Studies from the late 1930s and early 1940s


November 30th - December 31st, 2021

ichard Norton Gallery is pleased to present a collection of vintage, couture fashion studies, dating from the late 1930s though the early 1940s. The artwork comes from the collection of Cornelia Steckl-Jurin, who was the founder of the Fashion Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the 1960s, the collection was given by Steckl-Jurin to one of her students. These watercolors and drawings may have been used for department store advertising and perhaps for fashion shows. Many of the famed, Chicago department stores of the past are included in this collection, namely Marshall Fields, Carson Pirie-Scott & Co. and Blum’s Vogue, among others. High fashion brands included in the collection are: Lilly Daché, Marcel Rochas, Molyneaux, Lucien Lelong, Elizabeth Arden, Hattie Carnegie and Sciaparelli, among others. These colorful studies exemplify the nostalgic, fashion elegance of years’ past.

  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Untitled (Silhouette in Blue), ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17811
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Women’s Evening Gown, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17890
    SOLD
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Black Coat, Blum’s Vogue, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17899
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Evening Wear, Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17897
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Women’s Evening Wear, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17893
    SOLD
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Evening Wear, Lilly Daché, Marshall Field & Co., ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17898
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Black Dress, Saks Fifth Avenue, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17872
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Women’s Hat & Coat, Saks Fifth Avenue, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17895
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Hat & Coat, Marshall Field & Co., ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17896
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Black Wool Evening Coat, Hattie Carnegie, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17892
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Lucien Lelong,“Tailspin” Perfume, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17885
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Velvet Hostess Gown, Marshall Field & Co., ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17876
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Coat, Hat & Muff, Marshall Field & Co., ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17894
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Designs for Women’s Hat, Suit and Coat, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17832
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Personal Choice of Gertrude Lawrence, Star of Lady in the Dark, ca, 1941
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17879
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Hat & Stole, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17860
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Yellow Dress and Veiled Hat , ca. 1940s
    Ink, watercolor, and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17836
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Evening Dress, Marshall Field & Co., ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17871
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Coat and Hat Design, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17844
    SOLD
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Suit, Hat and Purse , ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17850
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Untitled (Woman Reading)
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17857
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Coat, Hat, Suit and Shoes, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17839
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Suit Designs, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17888
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Designs for Women’s Active Wear, Hattie Carnegie, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17954
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Coat, Dress, Hat and Shoe Designs, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17841
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Coat, Hat, Shoe and Purse, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17849
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Coat, Hat, Shoe and Purse Designs
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17848
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Coat and Hat Design, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17847
    SOLD
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Hattie Carnegie Designs, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17878
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Evening Gown, Saks Fifth Avenue, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17926
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Skirt Design, Mabel Mellvin Downs, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17919
    SOLD
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Blue Wool Coat, Marshall Field & Co., ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17859
    SOLD
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Lounge Wear Designs, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17842
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Suit, Hat and Shoes, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17810
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Women’s Suit, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17870
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Day Dress & Beach Wear, Hattie Carnegie, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17950
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Beach Wear, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17869
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Strawberry on White Jersey, Hattie Carnegie, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17979
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Women’s Lounge Wear, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17867
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Women’s Ski Attire, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17834
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Prince Matchabelli Perfume, Lord & Taylor, NY, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17883
    SOLD
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Women’s Western Wear, Hattie Carnegie, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17942
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Coat and Hat Design, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17846
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Women’s Hat & Gloves, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17865
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Dress Design, Stanley Korshak, ca. 1938
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17880
    SOLD
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Women’s Evening Wear, ca. 1940s
    Pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17902
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Women’s Winter Coat, ca. 1940s
    Pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17912
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    White Ermine Wrap, Marshall Field & Co.
    Pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17910
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Dress, Molyneaux Design, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17858
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Design for Women’s Shoes (Marshall Field & Company: Calfskin Calling)
    Pencil on paper
    12 x 9 inches
    #17827
    SOLD
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Designs for Women’s Shoes and Purse
    Pencil on paper
    11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches
    #17833
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Schiaparelli Perfume, Carson Pirie Scott & Co., ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17881
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Advertisement Design (Revlon’s Rosy Future Enamel), ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17808
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Advertisement Design (Elizabeth Arden, Victory Red: A New Lipstick)
    Watercolor, ink and pencil on paper
    10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17813
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Jewelry Designs, ca. 1940s
    Pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17959
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Jewelry Designs, ca. 1940s
    Pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/2 inches
    #17922
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Marshall Field & Company, Women’s Hat Designs, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17843
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Hat and Muff Design, Lilly Daché, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17829
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Red Hat (Madame Suzy, Paris), ca. 1940s
    Watercolor, pencil and collage on paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17823
    SOLD
  • Vintage Couture Fashion Design
    American, b. 20th Century
    Women’s Hat Design by Lilly Dache, ca. 1940s
    Watercolor on red toned paper
    11 x 8 1/4 inches
    #17824

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