Click photo to enlargeCalifornia Couture at its best! Ashton Drake's Spring in Central Park Gene Marshall with an Integrity articulated body models "Hello Hollywood Hello" ensemble, circa 1941. This impeccable suit was designed by Doug James for Ashton Drake's Gene Marshall Collection. From the pleat detailing at the back of the skirt to the dyed-to-match fur trim, it exemplifies the best of couture in miniature.
Click photo to enlargeThis fabulous early 40's era suit with two-tone detailing was part of the gift set called "Daily Threads" from the Integrity Gene Marshall Stardust Convention. Ashton Drake's Queen of Hearts Gene Marshall with an Integrity articulated body is the model. Whimsical hats paired with somber-colored suits were popular during the war years.
Click photo to enlargeRobert Tonner's "Par Excellence" jacket is layered over Integrity's "Cherry Smash" strapless black wool sheath. "Par Excellence" jacket, hat, and hatbox are from Tonner's Brenda Starr Collection. Modeled by Integrity's Ivy Jordan.
Click photo to enlargeAshton Drake's Fashion Plot Gene Marshall wears Integrity's "Gil-ty Girl" suit ensemble. OOAK hat from The Couture Touch, fur from PD Root, umbrella from Fashion Blvd.
Click photo to enlargeGene is "Doing Her Part" for the war effort. Ashton Drake's USO Gene Marshall wears a WWII era tailored suit. The jacket is from Ashton Drake's "Doing Her Part", the skirt and shoes are from Tonner's Theatre de la Mode "La Petit Ensemble Noir", blouse from Ashton Drake's "Turbulance", leather-like gloves from Integrity, umbrella from Fashion Blvd, and the OOAK hat from The Couture Touch.