Label/designer info

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Label Q & A' started by Jennifer Avenido, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Jennifer Avenido

    Jennifer Avenido Registered Guest

    E800A37E-9230-4589-AB57-412E8C5515DB.jpg 50E6EE47-4C48-4F1A-AC42-A65145C9023B.jpg A0087DAF-D212-4B1A-AF38-CE0A585B9CA3.jpg Hello! I have a dress set from the 1940s that is a Jean Lang original. I can't find much on the designer. It's one of the most well made/detailed sets that I've seen. Would anyone know if this a rare set? Thank you!
  2. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    John C. Lang died in 1947 at the age of 67. He established the Jean Lang Dress Company in Minneapolis, MN in 1916. His obit noted that by 1947 the company employed “more than 100” people. I saw references to the Jean Lang Dress Company up to about 1970, but they may have been in business after that date.

    I also saw hundreds of classified ads for sewers, machine operators, embroiderers, people to do alterations, etc. Based solely on that, I would assume they were a good-sized dress manufacturer and your lovely dress was just one of many, many styles they manufactured.
  3. Jennifer Avenido

    Jennifer Avenido Registered Guest

    Ok. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I'm 100% certain that it's from the 40s but I couldn't find many Lang dresses listed on Etsy or eBay from the 40s.

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