Carole Little vest
There are some brands one sees over and over again when thrifting and Carole Little is one for me.
With a $20k loan, Carole and her business partner/future spouse, Leonard Rabinowitz, launched the brand in 1974 under the name Saint Tropez West. After losing $250k in the first year, Carole took a revelatory trip to Paris where she gleaned the brilliance of a French woman's wardrobe: fewer, better pieces.
Upon her return from Paris she tinkered with a men's crepe de chine blouse she purchased there and created an iconic blouse that women could build a whole wardrobe around. Lauren Hutton wore the blouse on the cover of People magazine in 1975 and Jane Fonda wore it (brilliantly) in the movie The China Syndrome in 1979.
By 1994, Carole Little was a $375 million company. Other famous Carole Little-lovers include Stephanie Zimbalist (Remington Steele), Dyan Cannon, Joan Collins and disco queen Donna Summer. I have found a few Carole Little pieces that I love and this great vest is among them.
No size listed. Fits up to a large.
Pit to pit: 18"
Front length: 22"
Back length: 18.5"
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