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Jean Dessès (1904-1970) began his design career at Mme. Jane in Paris in 1925. He worked there as a designer until 1937 when he started his own couture house. Dessès was Greek and his designs were influenced by ancient Greek design, with flowing and draped chiffon being a favorite. He began a ready-to-wear line in 1949 and starting in 1951 he designed a line for the American company Raymodes. Valentino was an assistant at Dessès from 1950-1955.
Dessès closed the couture line in 1960 and his ready-to-wear line in 1965. He continued to work as a freelance designer until his death in 1970.
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from a 1950s jacket
from a circa 1956 dress
from a late 1950s evening dress
from a 1960s suit and hat
from a mid 1960s dress
from a 1970s turtleneck