[n.p., n.d., ca. 1940.]. These portfolios likely resulted from Doris Schnelder’s and G. Stommel’s work in a sewing course, likely in high school, junior college, or a design school. Schelder and Stommel probably studied at the same school, if not in the same course, as the two millinery fabric grids look quite similar. With dozens of clippings, many in color, showing hats by designers like Elsa Schiaparelli and Marie-Louise Bruyere. Also with mounted fabric samples showing stitches, cord samples of braids, and ribbon bows. Each portfolio also has a grid of millinery fabric samples (Schnelder portfolio has twelve samples, Stommel has nine).Both portfolios are profusely annotated with descriptive text, some in manuscript and some clipped from fashion magazines and catalogues. Light chipping to edges. Some mounted samples coming loose from pages. Two very good, clean, and lively unique portfolios representing thorough work in millinery design. Portfolios in black paper and brown paper, respectively, both with painted covers. One bound with cord and one with metal screws. Two oblong portfolios (16 ” x 12”; “15 x 11”). Item #17061
The designs showcased in the clippings include the pillbox, cloche, turban, bonnet, cowboy hat, beret, and fedora. The fabric samples include milliner’s canvas, flexible net, crinoline, tartan, felt, daisy, and Georgette.
We could not locate any information on Schnelder and Stommel, nor on the school (or schools) they attended.