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(1911 – 2005) Irene Saltern was the design name of Irene Stern Salinger. She designed for the movies in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1950 she became head designer for California sportswear house Tabak, but left to design her own line. She designed under her own name in 1955-57. She returned to Tabak and stayed with them until 1965. in the next twelve years she designed for a variety of companies, including Phil Rose and Lanz.

A cutting-edge designer, she is widely credited as a pioneer in the California sportswear/separates revolution in the 1950s. She’s noted for her nautical wear and for her big hardware-inspired chunky belts and Indian-inspired designs in the 1960s and 1970s.

See also: Tabak

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from a 1955-57 dress - Courtesy of lovely_rita

from a 1955-57 dress

Courtesy of lovely_rita