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Please help date this Jack Bryan dress

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by onceoza, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. onceoza

    onceoza Registered Guest

    This label isn't in the label directory. It is a Jack Bryan designed by Dupuis. I can't seem to find a biography on him. 60's? Egyptian style collar?

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  2. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    Love the decoration!
  3. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    Here is a link to a blog with information about Jack Bryan and DuPuis. I can't confirm the accuracy of the information:

  4. onceoza

    onceoza Registered Guest

    Very interested read. Thanks. So Jack Bryan was married to Miss Elliette and DuPuis designed for him. The blog doesn't say when this was, but I think I am close with late 60's. I love Miss Elliette dresses too because they are so feminine.
  5. Sky Ranch Vintage

    Sky Ranch Vintage Trade Member

    Providing it has not been shortened, that is 1960's. The shape of that collar is Egyptian inspired and makes me wonder if it's not a little earlier than the late 60's.
  6. onceoza

    onceoza Registered Guest

    I think it might have been a full length gown at one time. The hem has hem tape. How would this fact change the age?
  7. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    I see early 1960s in the dress. The type of crystal and pearl embellishment was very popular in the early 1960s, and the general cut of the dress also. Also, the film "Cleopatra" had a brief but strong influence on women's fashions, and I suspect this may have been the inspiration for this dress. The film came out in 1963.
  8. Richard Du Puis

    Richard Du Puis Registered Guest

    I designed for Miss Elliette until Jack and she split up, then Jack formed the company Jack Bryan, and I took my group and went with him. This was in the late 60s. Before that I designed for Neal of California. I am amazed at seeing things that I made that long ago. I am watching for my Neal of California Gowns to come out. They were mostly made in silk and wool and higher priced. I hope that I have answered you question. Thank you for your interest , at this stage of my life, that is a blessing.
    9:41 PM 5/4/2015
    Dick Du Puis
  9. PastPiecesVintage

    PastPiecesVintage Trade Member

    Mr. Du Puis, thank you so much for responding. Thank you for designing such beautiful clothing as well. :wub: Blessings to you.
  10. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    I thought Elizabeth Taylor as soon as I saw it. I agree with Barbara. Very cute.
  11. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    Mr. Du Puis, thank you for sharing the information and posting on our forums. I see a number of "Neal of California" pieces on ETSY.
  12. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  13. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Love, love, love when tidbits of History and designers are shown here on VFG boards.
    Kudos to you and thanks Mr. Du Puis. I will have to keep an eye out for the Neal of California gowns now.
  14. TangerineBoutique

    TangerineBoutique Trade Member

    Thank you posting on our forum Mr. Du Puis! I've always loved the Du Puis dresses I have come across. I will be on the look out for your Neal of California Gowns. :)
  15. susanandco

    susanandco Registered Guest

    So exciting to find this info here. I was having trouble dating my Jack Bryan polka dot chiffon dress. It has the Jack Bryan label only, with a cardboard label under that was clipped out by previous owner. It has a circle skirt with fitted bodice and long sleeves. What do you think the date would be?

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  16. Dfoley

    Dfoley Registered Guest

    Dear Richard Du Puis,

    I recently have stored away my wedding dress which I bought from a vintage wedding dress shop in London. The label says Jack Bryan and I wondered if you made it? Could tell me more about it? It’s such a beautiful dress.

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