Monday, October 10, 2011

Victor Stiebel Archive

The Victor Stiebel Archive from the London College of Fashion has now been fully digitised and made available online.
Victor Stiebel (1907-1976) was a British fashion designer whose clients included members of the aristocracy and the royal family. He also had an international reputation and dressed stars such as Katherine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh.
The Archive at London College of Fashion includes three sketchbooks from his couture house in the early 1960s. The sketch books show models wearing his designs, ranging from stylish cocktail dresses to smart suits and blouses, and the books would serve as an overview of a collection and and be shown to clients to encourage them to place orders. The three sketch books cover Stiebel's final years before ill health forced him to retire in 1963.