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[Kow Kaneko, fashion designer, Pasadena, California, December 2, 1958]

Miyatake, Archie
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[Kow Kaneko, fashion designer, Pasadena, California, December 2, 1958]
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Pasadena, Calif., December 2, 1958

(96.267.652)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

5 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo supplement, December 2, 1958.

Kow Kaneko, fashion designer, utilizes Japanese influences in Western clothing for her Caucasian clients at the home of Mrs. Conrad Troll in Pasadena, California, December 2, 1958. Various images of Kaneko, woman with curly hair in dark dress and eyeglasses, fitting her designs on Caucasian women in house setting. Includes two women standing outside with a dog. Cover of Rafu holiday issue supplement (neg 2) presents Kaneko in a patterned dress sitting in a chair, foreground, with two Caucasian women, Mrs. Conrad Troll and Mrs. Alfred Esberg, standing in background. Kaneko helps Mrs. C.W. Morton into a coat made from an obi over a cocktail dress (neg 3); Kaneko ties date-maki for Esberg as Morton (seated) and Troll in yukata (standing) look on (neg 4) and talks to women (neg 5).

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Typed on original negative envelope: Kaneko, Miss Kow - Holiday Issue.

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