Featured 1940's child's vintage dress, label says "Picture Mode Kay Lewis"

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by Lucille.b, Dec 6, 2017 at 9:38 PM.

  1. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    I've never seen a child's vintage dress like this --almost "Carmen Miranda" style, so picked it up for fun at a sale. Guessing it would fit a 4-5 year old. Dress measures 22 inches long, and thinking 1940's.

    Just noticed a tag inside which reads: "Picture Mode Kay Lewis California".

    I googled the label thinking there must be others out there, but all I found was a tiny bit of info about Kay Lewis. She was a actress and costume designer.

    Do you think this would have been for a movie? A little more orange than red, color came out a bit dark on the photo:

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Retail label. You're right re date -- late '40s. Some ads floating around internet. Appears she also did mother & daughter dresses which may explain adult-like design.

    Debora
     
  3. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Debora. Was hoping you would take a look. :happy:
     
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    A more exaggerated example of Carmen Miranda-esque mother & daughter looks of the period.

    Debora

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  6. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Wow, great example. Thanks.
     
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  7. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Hmmmm....
    I should probably not state what I know about Carmen...
    :wideyed:;)
     
  8. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    If it has to do with the child's dress, go ahead. Otherwise maybe a separate post would be better. ;)
     
  9. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Oh no.
    Not appropriate at all. ;)
     
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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    No post would be better.

    Debora
     
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  11. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    :vomit:
     
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