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.
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