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Designer

Doris Rosenthal

Doris Rosenthal’s artwork, inspired by her travels around the world, forged links between cultures and brought new aesthetics to design.

Nettie Rosenstein

Nettie Rosenstein created tailored looks that fit a variety of body types and brought ready-to-wear fashion like the little black dress to American consumers.

Sophie Sonia Rosenberg

Undaunted by the challenges of running a business during the worst years of the Depression, Sophie Sonia Rosenberg made a name for herself as the owner of Sonia Gowns, an elegant dress company.

Lucie Porges

Lucie Porges brought a combination of elegance and a relaxed sensibility to her long and fruitful collaboration with top fashion designer Pauline Trigère.

Virginia Morris Pollak

Virginia Morris Pollak’s artistic career and her longtime community service collided in WWII when she used her deep understanding of clay, plaster, and metal to revolutionize reconstructive surgery for wounded servicemen.

Mollie Parnis

Mollie Parnis was equally famed for her New York salons that welcomed literary and political giants and for her fashion designs that adorned first ladies.

Sally Milgrim

Sally Milgrim flourished not only as a successful department store owner but as one of the foremost fashion designers of her day, creating gowns for Broadway stars and First Ladies alike.

Ellen Lehman Mccluskey

Interior design maven Ellen Lehman McCluskey shaped the look and feel of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and businesses, including the Plaza, the Waldorf–Astoria, and Regency hotels.

Lena (Lane) Bryant Malsin

Lena (Lane) Bryant Malsin revolutionized the clothing industry with her classy maternity wear and clothes for plus-size women.

Mary Ann Cohen Magnin

Mary Ann Cohen Magnin rose to stunning success at the turn of the century as the founder of I. Magnin and Company, an exclusive chain of women’s clothing stores.

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