Spring Designer Fashions-1945

For your viewing pleasure, designer spring fashions featured in the 1945 March issue of Ladies Home Journal.

This first outfit is a chic,tailored green wool suit.  A Ben Reig Original designed by Omar Kiam, who was also the head costumer for all Samuel Goldwyn productions for many years.

1945 Green wool suit by Omar Kiam for Ben Reig

1945 Green wool suit by Omar Kiam for Ben Reig

This next photo is amazing.  I am completely smitten with this fabulously feminine dress that even has matching polka dot gloves!  Designed by Rose Barrack.

1945 Polka dot dress with matching gloves by Rose Barrack.

1945 Polka dot dress with matching gloves by Rose Barrack.

This cowboy inspired dress suit was designed by Jo Copeland, a pioneer of the American fashion industry.  During her career she was on the faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology and won a Neiman Marcus Award for best designer. She is known for her elegant, couture quality ready to wear collections  and use of unusual fabrics.

1945 Jo Copeland dress suit

1945 Jo Copeland dress suit

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3 thoughts on “Spring Designer Fashions-1945

  1. Hey Amanda
    Aren’t those matching gloves fab? I think this is one of my favorite 40s outfits ever. Now if I could only find one exactly like it!

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