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Morton Myles

Morton Myles PhotoMorton Myles
IndustryApparel/Fashion Apparel
TitleFashion Designer
ExpertiseFashion design
Current OrganizationMorton Myles
Type of OrganizationManufacturing
Major ProductPrivate label women's fashion apparel
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeDouble Major, Fashion Design and Production Management, Fashion Institute of Technology; Graduate, New York University; Studied Fashion Design, Chambre Syndicale and Ecole Guerre-Lavigne, Paris, France
Honors & AwardsInvited by Norman Norell to become a member of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1970; Named one of the Young Elite Creators by Saks Fifth Ave.; Award from the Cotton Council of New York and the Corduroy Council
Published WorksHas been invited to speak at art museums and fashion events having been part of the Golden Age of American Fashion Design
Career AccomplishmentsWhile at Sondheim he designed the famous robin's egg blue linen dress for Jacqueline Kennedy which was widely photographed as front page news and featured on the cover of Look Magazine showing President Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy wearing the blue dress and their children. The dress was donated by Mrs. Kennedy as her favorite daytime dress to the Kennedy Memorial Library and is in the permanent collection; Started the concept of couture looks in ready to wear at an affordable price and stayed with this concept throughout 3+ decade career
Work HistoryCouturier Jacques Fath, Paris, France; Fashion design work for dress manufacturers in New York including Herbert Sondheim, Larry Aldrich, Abe Schrader, Jeunesse with his name on the labels since 1960;
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