Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Of all of the well known designers of the 40s and 50s, Joset Walker is right up there among my favorites. I've actually never seen anything of hers that I didn't think was really cute, so I'm not sure how she isn't better known now.

Joset was actually a roommate of Claire McCardell's when they were at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design in the late 20s. Claire, of course, went on to become an icon of American fashion, creating the very idea of sportswear. Joset was always there, creating designs that were both stylish and comfortable.

Considering they also shared a room at school with Mildred Orrick, I know this: that's one room where I would have paid good money to be a fly on the wall.

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