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1940s Irene Lentz Black Wool Blazer with Scallop Detail

$625Asking Price

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Incredible black wool blazer by Irene Lentz (also known as Irene Gibbons). The jacket is hip length, with long sleeves, a fitted silhouette, structured shoulders, and a high V - neck closure with a small, rounded, notched lapel. Four round oversized buttons serve as closure down the front. The back features a vent for ease of wear. Subtle but sublime black scallop-like piping throughout the dress highlights Irene's masterful tailoring and sense of style. The mononymous Irene got her start as a young actress in early Hollywood comedies. She moved on to design, and found great success early on designing for the Bullocks Wilshire luxury department store. Irene was contracted to design for film, her gowns for Ginger Rogers in "Shall We Dance" propelled her to designer stardom. In 1941 she was hired by MGM's Art Director, Cedric Gibbons (who happened to be her brother - in - law), to replace Gilbert Adrian who had left to develop his fashion house. By 1943 she had become lead costume supervisor at MGM. Irene left the film industry for her own commercial label in 1950, but her designs returned to the screen in 1960 for Doris Day's "Midnight Lace," leading her back to costume design. Clients include: Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Dolores del Rio, Ingrid Bergman, Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland, Katherine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Elizabeth Taylor. Irene has 80 cosume design credits visible on her Internet Movie Database page, including: Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies, That Uncertain Feelings, Seven Sinners, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, You Were Never Lovelier, and No Time for Love.

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  • Dimensions
    Length: 24.5 in. (62.23 cm)Marked Size: Small (US)Bust: 35 in. (88.9 cm)Waist: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
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  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU10325673531

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