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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.
Manuel Pertegaz (b. 1917 d. 2014) was from Spain, where he lived and worked throughout his career. When he was twelve he became apprenticed to a tailor, learning the trade of making men’s clothing, but he was more interested in women’s attire and before long he was dressing the tailor’s wife.
In 1942 he established his own design house and salon in Barcelona. He became known as one of the great Spanish couturiers, along with Balenciaga. His clothing was highly structured and tailored and often austere. He opened a second house in Madrid in 1968 and in the 1970s he began a ready-to-wear line.
He passed away in Barcelona on August 30, 2014.
Written by fuzzylizzie
Courtesy of catbooks1940s
from a 1970s dress