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Robert Kaufman's Newest Designer, Age 92
Her Fashion Sketches are Now Fabric Prints
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Date: 6/22/13 11:02 AM

Here is a really great story on Lorene Carnes, who was in art school 72 years ago and dreamed of being a fashion illustrator. One of her friend's daughters works for Robert Kaufman's company, and saw her art school portfolio. She took the sketches to work and they are making them into print fabrics.

Dreams do come true!

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Subject: Robert Kaufmans Newest Designer, Age 92 Date: 6/22/13 11:06 AM

Such a great story!

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Date: 6/22/13 12:02 PM

That is awesome!

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Date: 6/22/13 1:05 PM

I think I actually saw that fabric in a shop a couple of days ago. I wish I could remember which one so I could go back and look again after reading this awesome story!

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Date: 6/22/13 4:44 PM

The collection is called glamour girls.

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Subject: Robert Kaufmans Newest Designer, Age 92 Date: 6/22/13 4:54 PM

Great story. Here's a link to the fabrics:

Glamour Girls
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Date: 6/22/13 5:01 PM

If you google/bing glamour girls fabric, you'll find lots of sources. I think I'd like a skirt from this fabric! I'll have to check our local Hancock's and Joann's.

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Date: 6/22/13 6:14 PM

What a wonderful story and what wonderful fabric!Of course now I want some - thanks a lot......

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Date: 6/23/13 11:52 AM

Trena, thank you for sharing this great story!

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Date: 6/23/13 2:52 PM

Wow-I love the story and the fabric! Thanks for sharing this!

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