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Sally Milgrim Portrait

This black and white photograph of designer Sally Milgrim was taken circa 1920 - 1925 aboard a ship. Milgrim got her start in fashion by joining her husbands suit-making business as a dressmaker in the 1910s. By the 1920s, her business proved to be so successful that she began creating custom designs for entertainers like Ethel Merman, Pearl White, and Mary Pickford. Milgrims line expanded to include eveningwear as well as ready-to-wear gowns and accessories. Milgrims attention to detail was apparent in her creations she often incorporated embroidery, cross-stitch, ruffles, pleats, and embedded crystals. A high point in Milgrims career was when she was approached to design Eleanor Roosevelts inaugural gown for Franklin D. Roosevelts 1933 inauguration.
Bain News Service
Date of Work
ca. 1920-1925
Library of Congress