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Jennifer Vafakos

Jennifer Vafakos earned her B.F.A. in fashion design from the Parson’s School of Design. She is an intern at the Metropolitan Costume Institute, where she monitors college classes and drafts patterns of garments in the collection.

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Sophie Sonia Rosenberg

Sophia Sonia Rosenberg was the creator and owner of Sonia Gowns Inc, an elegant dress company. After immigrating to New York in 1908, she worked for various dress companies and entered a business alliance with Gloria Vanderbilt in 1935.

Sally Milgrim

In the early twentieth century, when well-to-do women dressed three or four times a day to carry on their daily social lives, Sally Milgrim designed for any and all of these occasions, always incorporating luxury and detailing into the richness of her designs. Adorning First Ladies and movie stars alike, Milgrim’s designs are remembered to this day.

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