Arden, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Arden (1884-1966) was born Florence Nightingale Graham in Canada, but moved to the USA at age thirty to work in the beauty industry. She used her nursing training to create skin creams. Although primarily famous for her cosmetic and fragrance lines, she also created a clothing line comprising both couture and exclusive ready-to-wear. Her Fifth Avenue New York salon, famous for its lipstick red front door, opened in 1910.

In the 1940s she employed Charles James for a brief but stormy period before she fired him. Her in-house designer during the 1950s was Ferdinando Sarmi, and during the early 1960s, it was Oscar de la Renta. Elizabeth Arden Boutiques were open through the 1980s.

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from a late 1940s gown - Courtesy of Monica Murgia
from a late 1940s gown
Courtesy of Monica Murgia
from a 1950s cocktail dress - Courtesy of artisannes
from a 1950s cocktail dress
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from a 1950s dress - Courtesy of avamac
from a 1950s dress
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from an early 1960s dress - Courtesy of fuzzylizzie.com
from an early 1960s dress
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from a 1960s dress - Courtesy of fuzzylizzie.com
from a 1960s dress
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from a late 1970s evening ensemble - Courtesy of bartondoll
from a late 1970s evening ensemble
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