R & K Originals was a clothing company which made fashionable and well-made, but affordable women’s clothing. The firm was established in 1932 by Henry Kalman and David Rosenthal as the Rosenthal & Kalman Dress Corp, changing the name to R & K Originals in 1946.
From the beginning, the designer at R & K was Pauline Fracchia, who remained with the company at least through 1960. In 1963 R & K Originals was bought by Jonathan Logan, Inc. Today the line is sold at JC Penney.
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