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The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
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Located in St. Matthew’s, KY, Hytken’s was a suburban Louisville ladies clothing store. They opened on Wallace Ave in St. Matthews in 1952 and moved to Shelbyville Rd. Plaza in 1955. Hytken’s was an exclusive boutique ladies apparel shop. Hytken’s advertised in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and presented a full season of trunk shows including Bill Blass Couture, Albert Capraro, St. John Knits, Geoffrey Beene, Count Romi, Halston, Hanae Mori, Alper Schwartz, Albert Nipon, Adele Simpson, Albert Nipon, Helga, Michael Novarese, William Pearson, Rodier of Paris, Adele Simpson, St. John, Mary McFadden, Michaele Volbracht and Louis Feraud. Also Christian Dior jewelry and in the early 1950s, they carried Lilli Ann. The Hytken family closed the business in 1998.
Written by Hollis Jenkins-Evans
Courtesy of Hollis Jenkins-Evans
From an early 1950s garment
from a 1956 Chappi suit
from a 1980s Louis Feraud suit