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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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Chester Weinberg (1930-1985) studied at Parsons School of Design, then went on to work at various Seventh Avenue dress manufacturers. In the 1950s he was the co-designer at Leonard Arkin, then moved to Herbert Sondheim. In 1963, he worked at Teal-Traina.
In 1966 he started his own label, going into business with William Parnes, son of Paul Parnes, and Edward Parnes, his cousin. He became known for his simple and elegant designs, of which the fabrics were always an important part of the design. Chester Weinberg closed in 1975, but he continued to work for the Jones Apparel Group and he freelanced for Ballentyne Cashmere. In the 1980s he was design director at Calvin Klein Jeans.
“Fabrics set the whole mood of my collection. I cannot design a dress until I know what the fabric will be.” Chester Weinberg
Written by coutureallure.com
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from a 1960s brocade dress
from an early 1970s dress