Thursday, November 10, 2011

Speaking of Ginger...

...I have a dress that I believe she would have worn well, labeled Jean Carol.

I was already excited to see such a great example of 30s style (I mean, just look at this back!)

...but was overjoyed to know the history of the Jean Carol label. It was designed by Peggy Hunt, long a favorite for her dresses under her eponymous label. The Jean Carol label was used before she became well known by her own name. Peggy Hunt's daughter, Jeannette Alexander was also fine designer with her own label. Both labels are always attached to covetable dresses.

Read more about this family of designing women at (Peggy Hunt & Jeannette Alexander). Lizzie had the honor of hearing from Jacqui Hyland, the daughter of Jeannette Alexander and the granddaughter of Peggy Hunt.


Anonymous said...

Such a fantastic dress!

It was an honor to hear from Jacqui, and to be able to tell the great story behind the designs of her grandmother and her mother.

denisebrain said...

I am so glad you heard from Jacqui!

I think you would have mentioned it, but I wondered after reading about her famous family if she is a designer herself. I'd think it was in her blood!