Wednesday, July 31, 2013
At Long Last.........A Shred of Proof
There are typically no dates on Advance patterns, much less Advance Imports. The Advance Import Adaptations were some of the earlier ones seen, and it's always been our idea that they are adaptations of the Paris designers' works. It couldn't really be proven, because of the lack of dates and other inforation. Today, finally -- proof! Included in this envelope is the original print add for Advance Import 95, shown here. The ad is from 1953, and although the page is cut in half, it does say that it's based on Paris (something). Go to the pattern envelope's back and you find that they call it the Tulip dress.
Christian Dior had his "Tulip" collection in 1953. Connect the dots and you will see that this must've been based on one of the dresses from that collection, or at least based upon the design elements.
There. I can sleep at night now.