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Monday, October 10, 2011

London College of Fashion Victor Stiebel Archive

The London College of Fashion Victor Stiebel Archive includes three sketch books: Sketch Book of 1960-1961, Sketch Book of 1962 and 1963, and Victor Stiebel Ground Floor Collections 1961-1963. They were from his couture house in 17 Cavendish Square London W1 opened in 1958 and closed when he became ill in 1963. The sketches are in watercolour, pen and pencil and show a full length front view, with smaller sketches of the back and other details. Each sketch measures 17.5 x 21.5 cms .The books are sub-divided into seasons and then suits and blouses, day dresses, (Ascot) and cocktail dresses, evening dresses and finally coats, with normally two sketches per page. The books were presented to the London College of Fashion by John Cavanagh (a contemporary of Stiebel) in 1997

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