John Anthony founded John Anthony, Inc. in 1971, after he had spent nine years designing at Devonbrook (1959-68), and three years working for Adolphe Zelinka (1968-70).
Anthony was known for his tailored and refined wrap coats and suits with flared skirts and wide-legged pants. In 1984, he took off two years from designing, but reopened in 1986. His new business concentrated on producing a small collection each season, and each garment was ordered and made-to-order. He also produced a ready-to-wear line in the 1980s, “John Anthony for Fredericks Sport.”
Written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com