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List of Famous Dressmakers

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List of famous dressmakers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top dressmakers in the world? This includes the most prominent dressmakers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable dressmakers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic dressmakers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned dressmakers.

List features Hardy Amies, Marie-Laure-Catherine Labay and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known dressmakers to the lesser known dressmakers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the dressmaker field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous dressmakers ever?" and "What are the names of famous dressmakers?" then you're in the right place. (18 items)
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    Hardy Amies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Dressmakers
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    Sir Edwin Hardy Amies, KCVO, was born in Maida Vale, London. His father was a land agent for the London County Council, and his mother a saleswoman for the dress-maker Madame Gray at Machinka & May, Mayfair, London. Initially destined for a university education and a career involving modern languages, ...more

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    • Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Fashion Designer, Tailor, Dressmaker
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    • Age: Died at 24 (1887-1911)
    • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
    • Profession: Dressmaker
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    Norman Hartnell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Dressmakers
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    Sir Norman Bishop Hartnell, KCVO was a leading British fashion designer, best known for his work for the ladies of the Royal Family. Hartnell gained the Royal Warrant as Dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1940; and Royal Warrant as Dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth II in 1957. more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1901-1979)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Dressmaker, Costume Designer
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    Hannah Smith was born in Salford, England and lived to become a British supercentenarian and the oldest recognised living person in the world. Smith collapsed on her 110th birthday, and died three days later at Woodhouse, Sheffield. Smith smoked until five years before her death. Smith lived much of her ...more

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    • Age: Died at 110 (1856-1966)
    • Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Dressmaker, Lecturer
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    Rozette Lopes-Dias Van Thyn, known as Rose Van Thyn, was a survivor of the World War II Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, who as a naturalized United States citizen residing in Shreveport, Louisiana, was involved for three decades in education about the Holocaust. more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1921-2010)
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Profession: Dressmaker
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    Policarpa Salavarrieta

    Policarpa Salavarrieta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Dressmakers
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    Policarpa Salavarrieta, also known as "La Pola," was a Neogranadine seamstress who spied for the Revolutionary Forces during the Spanish Reconquista of the Viceroyalty of New Granada. She was captured by Spanish Royalists and ultimately executed for high treason. She is now considered a heroine of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 22 (1795-1817)
    • Birthplace: Guaduas, Colombia
    • Profession: Dressmaker
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    Laura Bullion

    Laura Bullion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Dressmakers
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    Laura Bullion was a female outlaw of the Old West. Most sources indicate Bullion was born of German and Native American heritage in Knickerbocker, near Mertzon in Irion County, Texas; the exact day of her birth is unclear. Data in the 1880 and 1900 Federal Census suggest a Laura Bullion might have been ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1876-1961)
    • Birthplace: Mertzon, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Dressmaker
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    Elizabeth Keckley

    Elizabeth Keckley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Dressmakers
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    Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was a former slave who became a successful seamstress, civil activist and author in Washington, DC. She was best known as the personal modiste and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady. Keckley had moved to Washington in 1860 after buying her freedom and that of her son ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1818-1907)
    • Birthplace: Dinwiddie County Court House, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Dressmaker, Writer
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