Corticelli Silk Pamphlet, circa 1923
I wouldn't be surprised if Catherine DeVore kept this Corticelli Silks booklet because she was an Irene Castle fan... Check out the similarity of pose and fashion silhouette between an Irene Castle photo and one of Catherine DeVore's drawings:
CORTICELLI'S "AD 375" BOOKLET
Each page had a picture on the top of Irene Castle bedecked in silk, with text below telling you about the dress she's wearing. For your ease of reading, I have transcribed the text.
Page 1 has a brief line of credits: "Copyright 1923, by The Corticelli Silk Company. Ad 375. Photos by Campbell Studios, N.Y." If I understand US copyright law correctly, the booklet will enter the public domain next year (2019). In the meantime, I'm posting these pictures and text under the Fair Use Doctrine, since this blog post is intended for education and historical research.
Dress on the cover
Irene Castle Model Coat of Corticelli Crepe Tremaine, lined with Corticelli Duvene--and trimmed with Lapin fur.
12/11/2018 09:01:02 am
I really like Catherine DeVore's sketch with all the lovely blues and purples.
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