1960s AUBREY BEARDSLEY print skirt small | new spring
Graphic Aubrey Beardsley print skirt! Made from 1960's fabric from a vintage pattern with vintage sewing techniques and supplies. There are four huge panels two in front and one in back depicting Edwardian era women in an art nouveau style. These prints were done by Bloomcraft in the 1960's.^ Beardsley was an English illustrator and author and was born 1872. This skirt has a wide 1.5" waistband and side button and metal zip. Unlined.
Some of the panels include:
*"The Peacock Skirt" is an 1893 illustration by Aubrey Beardsley. His original pen and ink drawing was reproduced as a woodblock print in the first English edition of Oscar Wilde's one-act play Salome in 1894.
*Suggested Reform in Ballet Costume", c1895
*"The Black Cape"
^Among the exhibitions that contributed to the revival of Art Nouveau in the 1960s, it was the one dedicated to the illustrator Aubrey Beardsley at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 1966 that was the most successful, particularly with young people. Some people even saw in it the beginnings of underground culture. Reproductions in various media of the most famous works of this artist flooded onto the market, whilst the psychedelic idiom continued to spread. When this came together with the newly fashionable Art Nouveau, it had a great effect on the advertising graphics of the time; contemporary magazines provide us with an extensive overview of this.
Size on tag: none
Fits like: small
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Waist : 27"
Total length: 31" (3" hem allowance)
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable