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Herman Patrick Tappé (1876 – 1954) was born in Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio and started his career there, working in the local department store’s millinery department. He later worked in Chicago and, as a buyer of French models, for a New York company.
After his first business, a millinery house, failed, Herman founded the House of Tappé in 1910 at 57th Street. A talented marketer, Tappé made much of his 1918 marriage to one of his models Anna Holch, wrote fashion articles, dressed stars and society, and expanded on his renown as the designer of wedding dresses to encompass the look of entire events.
Influenced by the French modes amidst which he had built up his fashion career, Tappé was known for romantic and feminine designs.
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from a 1920s gown
from an early 1940s dress