Friday, February 27, 2009

Joset Walker - American Sportswear Designer


You may have heard of 1940's and 50's American sportswear designers Claire McCardell, Carolyn Schnurer, and Tina Leser, but how about Joset Walker? Born in France, Walker began her career designing for Broadway and for RKO studios in Hollywood. In the 1940's, Walker specialized in sports clothes for outdoor activities, swimwear, and casual dresses. Shown above, a 1949 marigold linen dress, belted in gold leather.

1946 sunsuit romper and beach jacket.

1954 cotton print capri jumpsuit.

I'm still dreaming of summer, can you tell? If I can't be the woman in yesterday's post, I want to be the woman in orange linen up above.

4 comments:

casey said...

Oh wow--I had never heard of her, despite my foray into researching American sportswear a few years ago. I love that orange dress at the top! Gorgeous!!

Darrah said...

I love the shorts with the ruffle on the bottom. That's the perfect sportswear for me!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I love her stuff too. The color of the dress is so perfect!

Glamoursurf said...

Another new designer to me, I'll have to keep my eye out. Love the beach ensembles and that name, Joset!

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