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Hattie Carnegie

Hattie Carnegie

1909 - 1956

Fabric & Apparel

1900 b. 1886
female
Personal
Born-Died1886 - 1956
BirthplaceAustria
RaceWhite
FatherWhite Collar Worker
Era - 1900

Carnegie was considered one of the most influential contributors to American fashion for over five decades. Her French-inspired designs became the toast of the high fashion world during the thirties and forties. Though she initially catered to a very wealthy clientele, she expanded her fashion lines and garnered a much wider following with her ready to wear dress and suit designs. Carnegie’s fashions influenced a generation of American women and inspired countless designers. Her signature Carnegie suit and simple “little black dress” were considered fashion essentials for American women.