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    Who knows of a vintage designer whose name begins with X?
    I most certainly do not!
    So, at the request of one of my readers I am doing Vera Neumann today.

    Vera Neumann was born on July 24, 1907 in Stamford, Connecticut.
    Before Vera started designing textiles she was a designer of children's furniture and murals.
    In 1946 Vera founded her own company with her husband and their friend, textile expert F. Werner Hamm.
    To make her renowned scarves, Vera used the excess parachute silk that was leftover after WWII.
    Vera was known for her use of vibrant colors and unique graphics.
    She designed blouses, dresses, lingerie, scarves, skirts, bedding, napkins, placemats and towels.
    The trademark of her brand was the ladybug. Which she chose because she wanted to "bring good luck, long life and happiness to everyone".
    In 1972 the Smithsonian Institute held a show titled "A Salute to Vera: The Renaissance Woman".
    Vera Neumann died in June 1993.
    After Vera passed away her name was licensed. The items that are being manufactured today can be found at boutiques and department stores around the world.
    But, what could be better than a vintage Vera?!?
    Check out the great vintage items posted below...

Vvc1
1960's red and navy blue knit dress.
This dress features a fun circular ring pull on the zip.
Multiple different sizes available.
You can purchase this dress for $85 over at Vintage Vixen Clothing Co.

Poshgirl
1960's black and white dress.
This dress features a cute print of butterflies.
Measurements are 40" Chest, 36" Waist and 42" Hips
You can purchase this dress for $125-over at Posh Girl Vintage 

Ub
Long sleeve orange dress.
This dress features a great leaf design.
Measurements are 36" Chest, 34" Waist and 38" Hips
You can purchase this dress for $150- over at Unique Boutique (once at the website scroll about a quarter of the way down the page, the dress is located in the middle column).


Vvc2
1960's white with purple floral print nightie and panty set.
Measurements are 34" Chest, 22-34" Waist and up to 38" Hips
You can purchase this ensemble for the sale price of $33.60 over at Vintage Vixen Clothing Co.

Posh2_2
1960's white slip with purple floral print.
The chest measures 33-34"
You can purchase this slip for $94- over at PoshVintage.com

Ebay1_2
1960's white blouse with blue and khaki design.
The chest measures 38-40"
The Current bid is $18.49 and there are 4 days left on it's sale over at Mel's Shoppe Vintage on eBay.

Ebay4
White blouse with bright orange and yellow floral print.
Measurements are 36" Chest and 40" Hips
You can "Buy It Now" for $34.99 at Village Pink Vintage Preservation on eBay.

Ppv
White scarf with red, white and pink floral print.
You can purchase this scarf for $15- over at Plaid Pony Vintage.com


Comments

ssvelte

KUDOS!! Thank you!!
S-

Your Very Welcome! Thank you for being a dedicated reader of my blog! -Lulu

Mollie Graybill

I was interested in reading about Vera I collect some of her things, like scarves, place mats, dresses anything I can find of hers. Her things make me happy. Thanks again

Your very welcome! Don't Vera items feature the cutest graphics?!? -Lulu

steph

oh my word! finally there's some info! i bought a mondrian style vera dress off ebay for 10pound not knowing who this 'vera' was and even asked my design history teacher [i'm a fashion student] who didn't have a clue either.

but now i know! thanks a lot! i feel much more precious about my dress now :)

-I am glad that my site was of help to you! -Lulu

Fred Salaff

Hello,
I am a nephew of Vera Neumann and made several films about her in the 1970's. These are now available on dvd on the website www.goldenageproductions.info.

Incidentally, Vera was born in 1907 and not 1910.I am quite pleased to see your obvious admiration for the work of my aunt, with who I worked for many years.

Fred,
Thank you for letting us know about the dvds that you made about her and for also for letting me know about her birth year!
-Lulu

Fatima R Fonseca

Hi there
Its so unbelievable that I can find something real by Mrs Vera Neumann here on net..
I met her in Brazil at 70ths and was very special! She and her son John were here and we had a great time together!We talked lots.
She was a genious! an artist with such talent!!!will never forget her! I wish you a favor need to know where is John I really want to be in contact with him is that possible?
Please let me know its very important to me.
Thanks so much. My email u can see here.
Sincerily
Fatima Fonseca

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