Chester Weinberg, who knew...?
It is a very rare occurrence that I have photos of my mom in a dress, photos of me in that dress from a long time ago (In my 20's) AND a current photo. Let's start with talking about my mom, in it. Ok, wow. This is for sure the 60's because it is in Pittsburgh, and the adorable jacket was lost somewhere along the line. I just can't get over how great she looked in this picture, her hair, her smile, there is a timeless beauty there. THEN there is me wearing it in my 20's. Oh boy-wow, where do I start? The helmet hair? the waaay too white concealer under my eyes? That crazy tan!?) Oy Vey. So I am aware that I tend to suffer from "Euphoric Recall" You know that condition where you mostly choose to remember only the goods things about the dear departed or a crappy ex? But, it is really hard to find a terribly embarrassing picture of my mom. OR maybe she was good about disposing of them?….either way, one day I will post some childhood pics that will shed some light on my own insecurities. Believe me, it's messy. In todays picture, I am decidedly less tan, and tone, but oddly more comfortable in my own skin. That being said, I really would have preferred to wear it with the jacket!
I Know that Chester Weinberg may not be a household fashion name, so I did a little research for you. Enjoy:)
"A native New Yorker who attended the High School of Music and Art and went on to Parsons School of Design, Weinberg designed anonymously as an assistant at a number of clothing manufacturers on Seventh Avenue, among them Harvey Berin, Teal Traina, Leonard Arkin, and Herbert Sondheim. His first collection in 1966 was a great success and launched him into the fashion limelight. Preferring soft lines, ruffles, and an unstructured form, Weinberg designed a wide variety of evening dresses and daywear, including caftans, one-shouldered dresses with slash hems, elegant ball gowns, culotte suits, mod A-line dresses, exquisite dyed silk Japanese dresses, sweaters, jumpsuits, and soft, uniquely detailed suits with distinctive silhouettes. He was especially fond of good fabrics, using textiles from all over the world in bold, nontraditional colors. Urbane and timeless, his designs were never baroque or overwhelming."
Read more: http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com/Vi-Z/Weinberg-Chester.html#b#ixzz2xewCHaNT