Designers Inspect Fall Embroidery

Here is another article with my Grandmother Agnes C. Peters inspecting embroidery with some of her other fashion friends.

New York Amsterdam News
August 12, 1950

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Agnes Peters, Mary Lou Chandler, Annie Grantland and Jean Moore, four well-known person in fashion circles study display prepared by National Hand Embroidery and Novelty Manufacturing Association for Verta Hayes show at Tavern-On-The Green.

 

 

Sponsor Fashion Show: Agnes Cully Peters

Agnes Cully Peters was my maternal Grandmother. She was a fashion designer in New York City. This is one of the many newspaper advertisements/newspaper articles that I have come across.

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Sponsor Fashion Show:

Fashions of 1951 will be presented Sunday evening, Dec. 17, at Renaissance Ballroom by Madeline’s Beauty Salon and a Committee of Citizens.  The affair is a benefit for the New York Baptist Home For The Aged.

Among the exhibitors will be Mary Lou Chandler, Margaret Pegues Floyd, Agnes Cully Peters, Zelda Valdez, Spencer Flournoy, Arthur Smith, Nele Cuyjet.

*[Zelda Valdez (1905-2001) was also known as Zelda Wynn Valdez.  She was the first African American fashion designer to own her clothing shop in New York City.]