We recently purchased a collection of original fashion hat designs created for leading French millineries c1935. This is one of the group we purchased in Paris. Original fashion drawing are RARE and hard to find in good condition with the passage of time. They were worksheets and never intended to last. This drawing is done on “calque”, a fragile translucent tracing paper. It is drawn with a China marker which is a wax-like pencil. The sketches are elaborately detailed and show the hat design in front, side/ back views. The design is numbered. There are notations referring to the color (Bordeau violet) and perhaps the "name" of the hat. They are clean simple designs typically using satins, velvets, and felt. This drawing is 7.75 x 8. 25 inches. It comes custom matted in a neutral tone 16 x 20 inch custom mat that is ready for a standard size frame. See companion hat design offered in our shop or ask about others.
Matted 1935 Art Deco French Hat Design Original Drawing