Maggy Rouff – Fashion Designer & Vintage Scarf

This scarf is by Maggy Rouff, a French fashion designer whom I had never heard of but who had a impressive career. She began designing in Paris at The House of Drecoll where her parents were the directors. Eventually Rouff started her own line in 1929 with a particular emphasis on evening gowns. Rouff’s work was defined by femininity and elegance, and many of her designs highlighted draped detailing. After a successful career Rouff retired in 1948 and her daughter took over the company.

Based on my research this scarf is from the 1960’s. I admire its graphic simplicity and use of checkerboard. Below are some fashion illustrations of Rouff’s work by the legendary Rene Gruau.

 

Maggie Rouff

 

Maggie Rouff

 

 

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