The fashions of post-World War II France are highlighted in this 1946 exhibit, which shows one-third human size mannequins wearing fashions created by the country’s finest designers. After their premiere in Paris they toured Europe then America. The last stop of the original 1946 international tour of Théâtre de la Mode was San Francisco where the mannequins remained until the early 1950s. At that time they were acquired by Maryhill Museum of Art.
The woman on the far right is wearing an Eisenhower jacket from the 1940s. This jacket was based on military jackets that were slightly bloused above the waist and gathered to a fitted belt at the waist.