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Gunther Jaeckel was a New York furrier. Gunther & Sons had been established in NYC in 1920 and Jaeckel, Inc. in 1863. The two firms merged in 1948 and at that time they expanded their offerings beyond furs to include ladies’ dresses and suits.
They bought Adrian’s entire spring 1948 line, which was presented in a special section of the store. Although they continued to specialize in furs, Gunther Jaeckel also offered high quality ladies’ wear. In 1959 Gunther Jaeckel was bought by Walter Hoving, the owner of Bonwit Teller.
Written by fuzzylizzie
Courtesy of artisannes
from a 1950s woolen dress
from a 1950s skirt suit
from a late 1950s jacket with pony print and knit