So, for my birthday, my marvelous sister Kate sent me this:
Isn't it awesome? Just the thing to hang in my sewing room.
Of course, I am now consumed by curiosity: who drew this? Why? How did it end up in a junk shop in Park Slope, for Kate to find?
It's marked "DeZine Studio, 105 W 40 ST. NYC", and the style number is D-1725. The illustration is marked "Peau de Soie" (and it's spelled correctly!).
Here's a slightly closer view of the actual dress (sorry about the flash glare):
Anyone have a clue for me? I could just *invent* the story, a la "Secret Lives," but I'd like to take a stab at finding out actual facts, first.