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Please, help me to identify the dress with logo Rütta (circa 1975).

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Yunona, Feb 1, 2024.

  1. Yunona

    Yunona Registered Guest

  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

    Can you please post photos of the dress as well.
     
  3. Yunona

    Yunona Registered Guest

  4. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

    What a sweet print. I am seeing late 60s or early 70s. Let's see what others here think.
     
  5. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

    I think the name is Riitta - that is a Finnish women's name and makes more sense in this context. I think it's 70s. Finland used to have a large textile industry and there are lots of unknown labels out there that produced great dresses.
     
  6. lkranieri

    lkranieri VFG Member

    Thanks to Karin's note that the name on your label is not Rutta with an umlaut, I found a 2008 obit for Riitta:

    "Riitta Immonen, a founder of the Finnish textile and clothing company Marimekko, and a designer of uniforms and ready to wear with a couture touch, died on Aug. 24 in Helsinki, Finland. She was 90...Riitta Narhi was born in... a small town in eastern Finland. With her heart set on becoming a fashion designer...in 1937 (she) headed for Helsinki, where she studied dressmaking and pattern drawing at a trade school. Working out of her apartment, she produced clothes that, because of wartime shortages, often depended on native hand-woven fabrics, to which she gave an elegant turn.
    After her brief stint with Marimekko, Ms. Immonen continued to produce couture dresses from her salon, but in 1955 she formed a partnership to create Cinderella, a clothing company that specialized in stylish, limited-production uniforms for waiters, waitresses, dentists and hairdressers...
    In the late 1960s Ms. Immonen started a ready-to-wear line, Riitta Immonen Sport, and in 1975, beset by high labor costs, she closed her couture business. Her ready-to-wear boutique closed in 1985, two years after the Finnish government granted her an artist's pension in recognition of her career. From 1953 to 1964 her fashion advice column in the women's magazine Eeva made her a household name in Finland.
    "

    Please DO NOT reproduce this copyrighted text anywhere else. It is posted here for educational purposes only.
     
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  7. Yunona

    Yunona Registered Guest

    Thank you mach, I so appreciate your help! It is the most full description of the brand! I'm cataloging the private European collection of the Alexander Vassiliev Foundation now, there are a lot of unidentified things there.
     
  8. Yunona

    Yunona Registered Guest

    Thank you mach! Yes, it looks like it, you are right.
     
  9. Yunona

    Yunona Registered Guest

    Thank you, Mary Jane! It's not mine – I am an assistant in cataloging a very large European costume collection of the Alexander Vassiliev Foundation. He doesn't sell vintage, he buys it, so I'm not breaking forum rules here. Alexander Vassiliev is a fashion historian, his Foundation is located in Paris, and he does fashion exhibitions all over the world. There are many unidentified items in the collection, so I would be very grateful to all forum participants if I could ask for help from you from time to time.
     
  10. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

  11. Yunona

    Yunona Registered Guest

    Thank you, Karin!
    I will forward your opinion to Alexander, he will be very pleased!
     
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  12. Vintagiality

    Vintagiality VFG Treasurer Staff Member

    That’s very neat. I follow the Foundation page and love the collections though I wish I could see them in person
     
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  13. lkranieri

    lkranieri VFG Member

    Yunona,

    If you would like more people to see your label inquiries, I suggest you start a new thread, with a separate post about each unique label. As you now have three labels about which you are asking in your original Rutta post, readers may not see your later questions about the other labels. I will ask VFG administrators to separate your label inquiries in this thread.
     
  14. Yunona

    Yunona Registered Guest

    Thank you, Lynne!
     

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