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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Shamrocks and green ribbons were worn as early as the 17th century to symbolize St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and a religious feast day. Today it is a secular holiday and the most recognized saint's day in the world.
This beautiful floral jacquard, reminiscent of shamrocks, was produced in 1961. It is a bi-color knit called "Flower Song". The matching cardigan was meant for "after dive" activities, an innovative concept of a new ad campaign.
"Just Wear a Smile and a Jantzen" and "Top O' the Morning" to you. Let's celebrate!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Fluid, lively, sense of humor and spontaneous are all attributes of love.
They also perfectly describe the whimsical art of Earl Oliver Hurst. His
superlative line and swift moving brush are fueled by vitality, the essence
of amour. What could be more appealing than a romance inducing Jantzen
with ruffled trim? The “clinging vine” suit and Hurst are perfect mating for
a timeless love story.
Mademoiselle Magazine, July, 1945
Friday, December 23, 2011
What better way to capture the holiday spirit than with the fabulous and festive illustration of artist Pete Hawley. Whether a mischievous Santa on a rooftop, a carousel rider on a regal reindeer or an elfin trimming the tree, his love of fun and frivolity is evident. After all, it is the most anticipated and celebrated time of year for presents and to “give yourself a Jantzen figure.”
The above ads were produced for the Jantzen Foundation Division from 1943 to 1947. They appeared in Mademoiselle, Harper’s Bazaar and Junior Bazaar magazines. Pete Hawley’s artwork for Jantzen continued until 1962.
Let the fun begin! Happy Holidays!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The turkey is the most recognized symbol of the modern day Thanksgiving even though there is no real evidence that it was served at the Pilgrims’ first harvest. The charming feathered fowl in this whimsical illustration by artist Pete Hawley seems to be headed for the table. He is unfortunately two years too early for a presidential turkey pardon which was first performed by Harry Truman in 1947 and is a tradition that continues to this day.
In 1941, after much debate, Franklin Roosevelt declared the national holiday on the fourth Thursday in November. “any minute now” appeared in the November issue of Mademoiselle magazine in 1945.