Then and Now: Color Trends

Then and Now: Color Trends

Reposted from Archival Revival.

Written by Meredith Powers.

The Mary Elizabeth McNeeley Costume Drawings Collection is comprised of 10 drawings produced by McNeeley in the Costume Art classes taught by Belle Northrup at Teachers College. McNeeley graduated in 1923, and the donation of her drawings was arranged by her granddaughter in 1984. [caption id="attachment_1798" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Small Pattern Squares (1923) by Mary Elizabeth McNeeley"]pattern swatches[/caption] The calendar might say August, but it's already starting to feel a little autumnal here at Teachers College. The Royal Blue, Bright Cobalt, and Cypress shades from Pantone's Fall 2014 color report looks straight out of McNeeley's early 20s swatches. [caption id="attachment_1799" align="aligncenter" width="716" caption="Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2014"]pantone fall 2014 colors[/caption]

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