Merle Bassett: 1960's fashion illustrations

Pintucks: Merle Bassett: fashion illustrations - minimalistic - structured garment - bold colour - white background - not detailed

Images scanned by Sweet Jane from Swinging Sixties-Fashion in London and Beyond 1955-1970 published by the V Original article published in Queen Magazine June 1965 - Illustrations by Caroline Smit

Images scanned by Sweet Jane from Swinging Sixties-Fashion in London and Beyond published by the V&A. Original article published in Queen Magazine June 1965 - Illustrations by Caroline Smith.

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Cape coat dress in pale blue color, Unfitted design with swing style and long bell sleeves.

These bold and dramatic fashion illustrations were painted in the early 1960's by Merle Bassett, one of the best known illustrators of that time.  His career began in Los Angeles, studying art at Chouinard Art Institute.  He found his first job for Joseph Magnin stores in San Francisco, and later Neiman Marcus in Dallas.  He finally made his way to New York city where he would have a successful career as a fashion illustrator for several decades.  The illustration technique seen here uses…

These bold and dramatic fashion illustrations were painted in the early by Merle Bassett, one of the best known illustrator.

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