Beau Brummel was an early fashion designer in the 19th Century setting the standards for men's clothing. He was considered a high fashion icon producing a range of designs for the men of this period.
His company continued on into the 20th Century where the focus was men's ties and during WWII produced the line of " Victory Insignia Scarves " in support of the war effort. He was hugely successful. During the 1960's Ralph Lauren worked as a designer for the Beau Brummell company giving him his start in the fashion industry.
Beau Brummel's success eventually lead to his early demise due to his excessive living, he died at age, 61.
The scarves were in a variety of designs with the majority reflecting the four branches of military service. The scarves became a popular item during the war years for women as most women were replacing men in industrial jobs where it was a matter of safety to keep one's hair tidy and out of the way. These busts are very rare, and alone with the very good original condition, without any damage or repairs, and original colors in place, make this piece extraordinary!
Approximately 17" x8" x8"
An original 1940's display mannequin in original condition. Shows some missing
paint chips and scratches. It does need to be cleaned but the original colors come through bright and clear. It is a solid piece overall of Plaster of Paris.
Please see all photos for actual condition.
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