Jablow was a New York manufacturer of fine suits, dresses and coats. The company was established in 1931 by George Jablow, and carried on by his son Arthur.
David Kidd was the designer for the firm in the 1950s and 1960s. His designs featured simple lines made from substantial fabrics like boucle tweeds and corduroys. Mr. Kidd relied heavily on Balenciaga & Chanel for design inspiration, and made copies of Chanel suits. Prices for Jablow pieces ran from $100-$200. They closed in 1966, the same year they added a young division, the ‘Jabs’ line.
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