The vintage fashion illustrator Ruth Freeman

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Ruth Freeman was a Canadian born fashion illustrator who worked for the magazines Vogue, She, Good Housekeeping and Harper’s Bazaar. She also worked in adversiting (brochures for the London department store Harrods). La plus belle pour aller au bal : … Continue reading

The German vintage fashion designer Uli Richter

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Uli Richter (born in 1926) is a German fashion designer based in Berlin who influenced like no other post-war German fashion.   He launched the “Berlin chic” : he created modern, simple but chic, high quality, and wearable clothes for … Continue reading

The American vintage fashion house Jonathan Logan

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The fashion brand for young women, Jonathan Logan was founded in 1944 by David Schwartz. From 1944 to the late 50s, Dorris Varnum was the designer of the brand. Then, Jeanne Carr followed her. In the Sixties, Jonathan Logan was … Continue reading

Fifties fashion

At the end of the Second World War, women are looking for feminity, elegance and chic. Christian Dior responds to this demand in 1947 with the “New look” (name given by Harper’s Bazaar editor Carmel Snow). The “New look” is characterised by … Continue reading

The vintage fashion House Maggy Rouff 

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Maggy Rouff (1896-1971) was a French couturier, nicknamed “the architect of sewing”. Gifted with a remarkable technique, she loved playing with asymmetry and innovative shapes. In 1929, she bought with her husband the couture house “Drecoll” and renamed it in … Continue reading

The French vintage Fashion House Jean Patou

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The French couturier Jean Alexandre Patou (1887-1936) opened his dressmaker salon in 1912 named “Maison Parry”, located at roundabout of the Champs-Elysées in Paris. Becoming successful, he relocated his fashion house at the 7 rue Saint-Florentin in Paris and renamed … Continue reading