Ceil Chapman

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June 3, 2011

The Iconic Hollywood Glamour, Designer of the stars,
celebrities of yesteryear, Ceil Chapman Designs,
glorious beaded gowns, draped beauties, tucking and
sashes. Ceil Chapman is well known for the dress she designed
for Marilyn Monroe to entertain the troops in 1954. She
is a Master of her designs. A Native New Yorker, born
in Staten Island, Her first company 'Her Ladyship
Gowns' was established in 1940, one of her business
partners being Gloria Vanderbilt, The company traded
briefly as she went on with her husband Samuel
Chapman, as 'A Chapman Original' This label gave way
to simply 'Ceil Chapman' specializing in cocktail and
more formal evening wear that were sold in department
stores and boutiques. In her ability to please the
fashion industry, a successful business woman, she
obtained additional income by lending her name and
stylish image for advertising to include Cadillac, which
featured elegant Chapman designed dressed models
draped over luxury cars. Ceil even appeared, pictured in
her design studio, in advertisements on behalf of
Western Union Telegrams and Playtex. She died in the
later 1970's, She is best remembered for her designs
of the 1940's through late 1960's.

An amazing example of her Designs..

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