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Nettie Rosenstein (1895?-1980) started making clothing professionally in 1919. She worked throughout the 1920s in various design jobs and in 1931 she started her own label.
Rosenstein became known for her Little Black Dresses and for her evening gowns. Her dresses were fitted on models of the correct size, rather than on a very small model and graded up. For that reason, her clothes were flattering to many figure types. She also was interested in the complete ensemble and had hats, to wear with her designs, made by Mme. Pauline and gloves and handbags made to accentuate the designs.
She was the designer of both of Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower’s inaugural gowns. In 1957 Rosenstein began designing sportswear and bathing suits. She closed her clothing business in 1961, but continued to design handbags and jewelry.
Written by fuzzylizzie
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from a 1940s dress
from a 1950s dress
from a 1950s swimsuit
from an early 1950s handbag