Thursday, April 12, 2012
Designer Profile: EMMA DOMB
I love Fashion History and today's look into the past is via American dress designer Emma Domb. Emma Domb was a California dressmaking company with headquarters in San Fransisco. The company was actively producing dresses and gowns from 1939 through the 1970s. Domb Manufacturing Company was owned by Emma Domb and Lorraine Domb Steinberg. They specialized in wedding, party, prom and cocktail dresses. They were also known for fancy-date ensembles.
The Domb dresses are now highly collectible among Vintage collectors and contemporary fashionistas. The prices range from $60 into the hundreds for a piece of the past.
Stylist Patricia Field brought Domb back to the big screen on the back of iconic fashionista character Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City Movie (1) - Chartlotte's baby shower scene. I bet that this blue stunner was once a gown made mini for the film.
I, myself had the pleasure of acquiring a Domb gown for Evolution Vintage. I had to dresscue the piece as there was some serious damage to the hem and bottom of the dress due to age and dry cleaning attempts (can't be seen in the image). I DRESS-esurrected it as a contemporary mini cocktail dress. the bodice has the most amazing fabric with Aurora Borealis sequins. The colour of burnt orange is BOLD and amazing for any event.
Got a cocktail party? prom? or have a red carpet event coming up? Have a look at some of my FAV Emma Domb pieces on the web:
1950's/60's Party Dress from PIN UP DRESSES
1960's Mocha/Chocolate Maxi Dress from REVOLVING VINTAGE
50's Lovely Lace & Tulle Dress from Buy-N-Buy