Vintage Influencer: Claire McCardell

Claire McCardell is the pioneer who revolutionized American ready-to-wear clothing and became the definition of the classic American look. Her designs were casual and developed around women’s comfort and lifestyle. McCardell’s career peaked in the forties and fully embodies the definition of American Fashion.

Vintage Influencers: Paul Poiret

Believe it or not, there was a world before Chanel and a designer who wanted to rid corsets twenty years before her. Paul Poiret was a man of innovation in a time where people still dressed very conservatively. 

Vintage Influencers: Charles Frederick Worth

A true couturier creates an entire piece by hand — no machines. It’s hard to find true couture today but back in the 1800s, it was a lot more common. However, fashion designers were not labeling their creations and therefore, a lot of victorian era clothing has no labels. The first known couturier and the…