Category Archives: Celebrity brands

Gloria Vanderbilt 1924 – 2019

New York ‘best-dressed’ heiress and ‘Jeans Queen’ socialite known for her troubled childhood, failed marriages, various affairs with numerous celebrities, exquisite taste, and mother of news journalist Anderson Cooper, died Monday (June 17). There are plenty of tributes about Ms. … Continue reading

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Celebrity Fashion Brand – Betty Wales

A recent article about celebrity fashion brands brought to mind a number of names from over the past 150 years. However, a few names came to mind that are also not real people – Sara Lee, Betty Crocker, Aunt Jemima … Continue reading

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Bill Sims – Celebrity fashion brand

You have probably never heard of Bill Sims but in 1918, he was the Vice Admiral of the U.S. Navy, and everybody knew his name. In the late 19th century little boys began wearing sailor outfits with middy tops – … Continue reading

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Marie Dressler – celebrity branding pioneer?

About six years ago I bought a dress from an online shop that had a Marie Dressler label and hang tag. I knew Marie Dressler was a Canadian-born actress (I had seen her in a couple of films – Tugboat Annie, and … Continue reading

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