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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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Jean-Louis Scherrer trained as a dancer, but was unable to pursue that career due to an injury at age 20. He then studied fashion at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture in Paris. In 1955, he began working at the house of Dior alongside Yves St. Laurent. It was at Dior that he perfected his cutting and draping skills. In 1957, Scherrer left Dior when St. Laurent was appointed head designer after Dior’s death. He designed at Louis Ferraud until 1961.
In 1962, Scherrer began his own couture house. His garments were classic and restrained and he was known for his elegant evening wear. In the 1970s, he dressed many wives of affluent Arabs, as his longer, covered-up designs satisfied the modesty required by such ladies, while also proclaiming their wealth. Sherrer started a ready-to-wear line in 1971.
In 1992, the house was sold to Seibu of Japan, and Mr. Scherrer left the company he had built. France Luxury Group bought the house of Jean-Louis Scherrer in 2001.
Written by coutureallurevintage.com
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from a 1960s dress
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from an early 1990s jacket