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Born: 1891 AD
Died: 1976 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Fashion Designer

1891 – Main Rousseau Bocher was born.

         – He studied art at the University of Chicago and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.

1929 – He established his own fashion house, designing expensive, elegant haute couture dresses and gowns for an exclusive clientele, and charging them for the privilege of viewing his collections.

1937 – He is best known for designing Wallis Simpson’s wedding dress and trousseau for her marriage to the former Edward VIII which was photographed by Cecil Beaton.

1939 – He relocated his business to New York on 57th Street next to Tiffany’s.

1950 – Mainbocher was commissioned to design the costumes for Ethel Merman in the Broadway musical Call Me Madam.

1976 – Main Rousseau Bocher died.

         – Mainbocher and twenty-three other American fashion designers were honored with bronze plaques on New York City’s "Fashion Walk of Fame" in the legendary garment district.