Adolfo

  Vogue, January 1957

 Vogue, January 1957

Hattie Carnegie

 American Fabrics, Summer 1951

American Fabrics, Summer 1951

Oleg Cassini

 Inaugural, 1961

Inaugural, 1961

Nudie Cohn

 1956

1956

Jonas Eisenberg

 Vogue 1963

Vogue 1963

Estévez

 Fall 1963

Fall 1963

Oscar de la Renta

 1980s

1980s

Rudi Gernreich

 1971

1971

Cathy Hardwick

 Mademoiselle, November 1985

Mademoiselle, November 1985

Carolina Herrera

 1988

1988

Philip Hulitar

 1951

1951

Mr. John

 1954

1954

Omar Kiam

 1950

1950

Judith Leiber

 1978

1978

Rose Marie Reid

 1957

1957

Nettie Rosenstein

 Horst P. Horst photo, Vogue November 1940

Horst P. Horst photo, Vogue November 1940

Giorgio di Sant' Angelo

 Vogue, July 1968  

Vogue, July 1968
 

Sarmi 

 1959

1959

Arnold Scaasi 

 1966

1966

Levi Strauss

George Stavropoulos

 Official White House portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, 1968

Official White House portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, 1968

Pauline Trigère

 1955

1955

Valentina

  1941

1941

Koos Van Den Akker

 1980s

1980s

Diane von Furstenberg

 1970

1970

Joset Walker

 Louise Dahl Wolfe photo, May 1948

Louise Dahl Wolfe photo, May 1948

Ben Zuckerman

 Karen Radkai photo, 1959

Karen Radkai photo, 1959

 

Did you know?

 

These designers all immigrated to the United States from other countries—



Adolfo (Cuba)

Hattie Carnegie (Austria)
To show the American woman herself off to best advantage - that has always been my aim and that is my real biography. 

Oleg Cassini (France)
The first lady must be a leader. She must not be a follower.

Nudie Cohn (Ukraine)

Jonas Eisenberg (Austria)

Estévez (Cuba)

Oscar de la Renta (Dominican Republic)
My customers are successful workingwomen.

Rudi Gernreich (Austria)

Cathy Hardwick (Korea)

Carolina Herrera (Venezuela)
For me, fashion begins in New York.

Philip Hulitar (Greece)

Mr. John (Germany)

Omar Kiam (Mexico)

Judith Leiber (Hungary)

Rose Marie Reid (Canada)

Nettie Rosenstein (Austria)

Giorgio di Sant' Angelo (Italy)

Sarmi (Italy)

Arnold Scaasi (Canada)

Levi Strauss (Germany)
Jeans represent democracy in fashion —Georgio Armani

George Stavropoulos (Greece)

Pauline Trigère (France)
I was really a little housewife with two small children, and I had a husband who really didn't want his wife to work. He didn't like the competition. That's why I'm not married to him anymore.

Valentina (Ukraine)

Koos Van Den Akker (Netherlands)

Diane von Furstenberg (Belgium)
Eighteen months before I was born, my mother was in Auschwitz. She weighed 49 pounds. She always told me that God saved her so she could give me life. I was born out of nothing.

Joset Walker (France)

Ben Zuckerman (Romania)

 patchwork dress by Giorgio di Sant' Angelo

patchwork dress by Giorgio di Sant' Angelo

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