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Wilkens, Emily Annlocked

(6 May 1917–2 Dec. 2000)
  • Rebecca Jumper Matheson

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Wilkens, Emily Ann (6 May 1917–2 Dec. 2000), fashion designer, fashion illustrator, and spa and beauty authority, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the eldest of four children of Lithuanian and Russian Jewish immigrants Morris Wilkens and Rose Drey Wilkens. Morris Wilkens was a pharmacist who also dabbled in real estate. Wilkens would later draw on the memory of her own awkward stage as a young teenager, in her quest to create fashionable yet age-appropriate clothing that fit and flattered the bodies of developing adolescent girls....

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