Loper, Don

Don Loper (1907 -1972) was a fashion designer, based in Hollywood from the 1930s and into the 1960s. He designed the costumes for several films such as The Big Combo and Looking for Love. In the early 1950s he designed the outfits Gracie Allen wore on the Burns and Allen Show. In 1955 he was featured in an episode of the I Love Lucy show entitled – ‘The Fashion Show.’ He also designed the stage costumes for the famous Copacabana nightclub in New York City. Loper was known for his lavish gowns and for Hollywood glamour, but he also did licenses for items such as ties, men’s shirts and nurses’ uniforms for Medico.

Written by artisannes and Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com


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from a 1950s dress
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from a 1970s disco shirt
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