Gunne Sax


Gunne Sax was a small dress manufacturing company in San Francisco in 1969 when Jessica McClintock invested in the company and became the designer. The company became known for their nostalgic “granny dresses” and soon the look expanded into prairie dresses and Victorian and Edwardian inspired designs in the 1970s and into the early 1980s.

In the 1980s, Jessica added Southern Belle dresses and Twenties-inspired dresses. Gunne Sax was a junior line and in the 1980s McClintock added a misses line, Scott McClintock, and a more expensive, upscale line, Jessica McClintock.

By the end of the 1980s, Gunne Sax became mainly a company that made prom and party dresses that were influenced by the trends of the day. The company is now called Jessica McClintock, Inc.

Written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com

The earliest Gunne Sax label 1969 - Courtesy of specialsomethings

The earliest Gunne Sax label 1969 Courtesy of specialsomethings

 from a late 1960s dress (hangtag) - Courtesy of morning-glorious

from a late 1960s dress (hangtag) Courtesy of morning-glorious

from a late 1960s dress - Courtesy of hipvintage

from a late 1960s dress Courtesy of hipvintage

from a 1969/early 1970s dress  - Courtesy of pleasurequeen

from a 1969/early 1970s dress Courtesy of pleasurequeen

from an early 1970s dress - Courtesy of loray12

from an early 1970s dress Courtesy of loray12

from a 1970s blouse (hangtag) - Courtesy of morning-glorious

from a 1970s blouse (hangtag) Courtesy of morning-glorious

from an early 1970s blouse - Courtesy of senoritahollywood

from an early 1970s blouse Courtesy of senoritahollywood

from an early 1970s dress - Courtesy of wickedlydivinevintage.com

from an early 1970s dress Courtesy of wickedlydivinevintage.com

from a 1970s dress - Courtesy of amandainvermont

from a 1970s dress Courtesy of amandainvermont

from a 1970s dress - Courtesy of chezmov

from a 1970s dress Courtesy of chezmov

from a 1970s lace jacket - Courtesy of fuzzylizzie.com

from a 1970s lace jacket Courtesy of fuzzylizzie.com

from a late 1970s dress - Courtesy of bombshell*frocks

from a late 1970s dress Courtesy of bombshell*frocks

from a 1980s dress  - Courtesy of poshthreads

from a 1980s dress Courtesy of poshthreads

from a 1980s dress  - Courtesy of pinupdresses

from a 1980s dress Courtesy of pinupdresses

from a 1980s dress  - Courtesy of ranchqueenvintage

from a 1980s dress Courtesy of ranchqueenvintage

from a 1990s dress - Courtesy of vintageclothes-line

from a 1990s dress Courtesy of vintageclothes-line

from a mid 2000s party dress - Courtesy of pinky-a-gogo

from a mid 2000s party dress Courtesy of pinky-a-gogo

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