Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Forgotten Designer Georgia Bullock

Designer Georgia Bullock
Georgia Bullock was born in about 1918.  Her interest in designing began at an early age when she made clothes for her dolls and dressed them in the latest styles.

Her first job in the fashion world was a a floor model for Bullock's Wilshire store.  Though you might think so, Georgia Bullock was no relation to the Bullock's retail family.  Georgia Bullock had her own line briefly in the 1940s, but by 1953, she was designing for Nelly Don in Kansas City.

In 1954, Bullock returned to Los Angeles and founded the first corporation in the fashion world with an all female executive team. 

Late 1950s
Her line of simple, elegant and expensive fashions was very popular in the late 1950s and 1960s and was sold in the finest shops and department stores all across the U.S. When her clothing became popular with women of means, Bullock began having private fashion shows on the tennis courts of her Holmby Hills home.

Bullock continued to have private showings for her elite clientele after she moved to Palm Springs in the 1970s.  She stopped designing sometime in the late 1970s and died in 1991.



Joanna said...

Thanks for information on Georgia Bullock. I have a couple of her dresses and I have tried to find out information on this designer.

My Kinda Vintage said...

Those are definitely some great pieces. I love the houndstooth hat and the cropped jacket!

Victoria said...

I like her simple clean lines, very chic. I also believe I have that hat or one very similiar in the 4th picture, 1950s, ivory wool with a rosy pink trim.

Cynthia Pannor said...

Georgia Bullock may be gone, but definitely not forgotten. She was an iconic figure in the fashion world, and her designs were timeless, and the epitome of elegance!

Madeleine said...

My grandmother! She was so talented. It was sad that I never really knew her because of her Alzheimer's. I still can appreciate her legacy.

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