(1900-2001) Abe Schrader immigrated to the US from Poland as a young man. He began in the garment business as a contract jobber, and in 1952 he formed the Abe Schrader Corporation. His Seventh Avenue ready-to-wear house made up-scale dresses , coats and suits for women. The company was established as Arkin & Schrader. The name was changed to Abe Schrader, Inc. in September 1953.
Beginning in 1953, the head designer at Abe Schrader was Belle Saunders. In 1958, Abe Schrader started a new division called Mort Schrader which produced dresses for younger women. It was headed by Mr. Schrader’s son Mort.
In the 1980s Abe Schrader produced a line by designer Pauline Trigere – “A Trigere Coat.” Trigere claimed she had met Schrader, who was known for his love of dancing, on the dance floor at El Morroco.
Abe Schrader sold his business to Interco in 1984, and continued to work for another four years. In 1990, Interco tried to sell the label, but ended up closing the line and taking the loss.
Written by coutureallure.com