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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