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Lilly Daché in Pants, 1945

By the end of World War Two, French Born Lilly Daché had cemented her reputation as one of the premier milliners in the United States.  As she prepared to visit France just after peace had been declared, Life magazine published … Continue reading

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Gloria Swanson, Dress Designer

In the 1950s, famous actress Gloria Swanson became involved in the dress business.  It’s not as strange as it sounds, since Swanson had designed some of her own costumes for films and even won a Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in … Continue reading

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Bonnie Cashin Sells Sewing Machines, 1973

Although I wonder if the famous American fashion designer Bonnie Cashin really did use a Kenmore sewing machine, I think this is a wonderful way to attract home sewers to the Sears brand.  Cashin made her mark on American design … Continue reading

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