Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Bare Midriff Three Ways, 1948

In 1948, the California Authentics textile company worked with local artists to produce a line of prints called "California, Crossroads of the Pacific."  The patterns included artist interpretations of Californian native cultures, flora and fauna.  Three of those prints were used to produce the midriff baring tops and skirts shown here, all by California based fashion designers. 

Left:  Joseph Zukin
Center: Louella Ballerino
Right:  F.B Horgan