Luxury Design, Past & Present
Original costume designs in unmistakable Art Deco style for George Gershwins musical "Tell Me More", performed on Broadway in 1925. The costumes were designed by Charles LeMaire (1897-1985), winner of of four Academy Awards and an additional 12 nominations, during the Jazz Age.
This spectacular discovery consists of 40 highly decorative designs on sketchbook paper including original fabric samples (28,3 x 19 cm). In addition:
- 1 design on sketchbook paper (27 x 17 cm)
- 13 design drafts on blotting paper, with fabric samples (ca. 23 x 12 cm)
- Some original letters that were saved - and that were used for the research that lead to an article published in Art Deco magazine (NL)
The're in good condition, yellowed paper, fragile fabric. Wear consistent with age and use.