Label ‘Western Golfer’
This skirt is made from a complete circle of a bonded cellulose fabric, very similar to that used for the paper dresses of the mid-1960s, but predating it by several years (see Related Items). It is printed to shape with a cheerful design incorporating two characteristic elements of the late 1950s and early 1960s dress and furnishing fabrics: a large floral motif, and a monochrome abstract pattern with strong vertical and horizontal emphasis. This graphic style had its roots in modern art movements such as abstract expressionism.
The label ‘Western Golfer’, with its golf ball motif, indicates that the skirt was produced for sporting and casual wear. Nothing has yet been found out about the company, but it was probably American. Another ‘Western Golfer’ skirt, in the United States, is identical in fabric type and construction, printed to shape with broad bands of a different linear abstract pattern in black upon a cream ground.