The VFG believes that informed selling and buying communities are good for the vintage-fashion industry as a whole, and all visitors to the website have access to the VFG resources. These are continually updated and constantly evolving, thanks to a dedicated volunteer staff.
Our blog features our picks of the freshest vintage items, member news and articles. We have also created a growing series of articles on some classic designers.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international community of people with expertise in vintage fashion. VFG members enjoy a wealth of resources, avenues for promoting their shops and specialties, and camaraderie with others who share a common interest and passion.
Muriel King (1901-1977) started out as a fashion illustrator in the 1920s, producing work for magazines such as Vogue in the US and Femina in France. In the early 1930s, she switched to designing and producing clothing, starting with a sketch from which the customer would choose a dress. In 1932 she began a ready-to-wear line, which was featured in an early showcase of American designers at Lord & Taylor.
She designed the costumes for at least eight movies and she was a favorite of Katherine Hepburn, who wore King’s designs off-screen as well as in two movies. After WWII King became the in-house designer at Stein & Blaine. She retired from designing in 1957 so she could return to her first love, which was painting.
Written by fuzzylizzie
Courtesy of antiquedress.com
Courtesy of lorrelmae
from a 1936 gown
from a late 1950s dress