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.