Ginger

Ginger

$40.00

Ginger plays cupid, with ruby red crystals set in gold hearts and an arrow, as a tribute to the 1940's novelty hearts and arrows trend. Worn by Ginger Rogers and Nina Leen in the 40’s, this design of daggers is iconic and now ready to wear. Ginger lays atop our signature black velvet turban.

Color/Fabric:Black Velvet
Measurements: One size fits all. For more sizing info, see terms.

History:
The iconic "Jezebel" sweater with a patch of a heart, pierced by a jeweled dagger, has recently been revived on the runway today. This was evident in Marco Zanini's F/W 2014 - 2015 Haute Couture collection for the new Schiaparelli, playing up the surrealism seen in old Schiaparelli. However, the original design concept came from American designer Susan Dannenberg from Los Angeles, who created herself sweaters in the early 1940's. To "distract from her portly figure," she added wacky felt novelty appliques, such as poodles, hearts, and pink elephants to sweaters. Seen in LIFE magazine in 1947 on Nina Leen, the "suse" sweaters became a hit. Stars like Barbara Stanwyck & Esther Williams were some of her best customers for handmade pieces. "Jezebel" was the most popular design, in a variety of colors, but always with a red heart.

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