I thought I would show you one more thing that found its way into my closet. I came across this dress at the Salvation Army while I was searching for things for the Etsy shop. I pulled from the rack a 60s mini dress and as soon as I saw that vintage tag I was in love. The dress is made out of some of the softest suede I've ever felt in a wonderful chocolately brown. I knew I loved the dress and that someone must have spent a pretty penny on it back in the day, but I didn't know anything about the designer so I did a little internet sleuthing.
A few fun facts about Jacques Esterel:
- He was born Charles Martin in 1918.
- He was an entertainer as well as a designer and wrote plays and songs.
- He is perhaps best known for the pink gingham wedding dress he designed for Brigitte Bardot's 1959 wedding to Jacques Charrier.
- His company was involved in a legal dispute over trademark infringement with Yves Saint Laurent. YSL lost the legal battle and had to pay an $11,000 fine and $1,100 for each item produced from the plagiarized design.