This is a glorious piece of fashion history. (read bio below) Styled in navy blue wool, this is a fabulous example of the meticulous tailoring done by high end designers of this era. Features a button front and hook and eye closure for extra closure. This is a collectors dream!
Bust 17" Waist 14" Length 21.5" Sleve 27.5"
*Bust and waist measurements are not doubled
Condition: Due to the age of this garment, the left sleeve has a bit of a hole, (pictured) as well as a very tiny hole in the seam of the back of garment. Sleeve can be repaired and the back is not noticeable to the naked eye.
**Oscar de la Renta skirt pictured is sold in a separate listing
Hattie Carnegie was born as Henrietta Kanengeiser, in Vienna, Austria in 1889. In 1900, she immigrated to the United States, and settled with her family in New York City. By the time she was a young teenager, Hattie was already working. She worked at various millinery establishments, and at Macy's. But in 1909 she, along with friend Rose Roth, opened her own business, a tiny hat shop. It was called "Carnegie - Ladies' Hatter." They also sold dresses, which were made by Rose, as Hattie could not sew. Hattie did the hats. The shop was a success, and four years later they moved to a larger place and were able to incorporate as a business.
The Blue Room was a special area open between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Its purpose was to give men a special area in which to shop for the ladies in their lives.