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Irene Kasmer

Irene Kasmer, fashion and textile executive. Recipient Young Designer award California Stylist, 1957, Mayda award May Company, 1960, Trend Setting Toby award, 1962, Designer award Monsanto and DuPont, 1960-1965. Fashion advisory committee to mayor, Los Angeles, since 1970. Member Fashion Group International (board directors since 1960), Textile Group International (board directors since 1987).

Background

  • Kasmer, Irene was born on September 24, 1926 in Bilky, Czechoslovakia. Came to the United States, 1948. Daughter of Izidor and Malvina Amalia (Klein) Markovic.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts in Art, LATTJ College, Los Angeles, 1953.

    Career

    • Designer Bell Sportswear, Los Angeles, 1948-1950. Professor costume design, lecturer Los Angeles Trade Technology College, 1951-1954. Chief designer, director Ardee Sportswear, Los Angeles, 1951-1966.

      President Irene Kasmer Inc., since 1966. Founder, president Modac Museum Fashion Designers and Creators, since 1994, also board directors. Consultant, designer, since 1951.

      President Museum Fashion Designers and Creators, Los Angeles, since 1991.

    Membership

    Fashion advisory committee to mayor, Los Angeles, since 1970. Member Fashion Group International (board directors since 1960), Textile Group International (board directors since 1987).

    Personality

    Interests

    Art, environment, architecture, photography, historical preservation.

    Connections

    • Married Gerald Stuart Kasmer, August 29, 1954. Children: Jeff Anthony, Bruce Neal, Lauren Michele.
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    Born September 24, 1926
    • 1953
      LATTJ College
    • 1948 - 1950
      Designer, Bell Sportswear
    • 1951 - 1954
      professor, Los Angeles Trade Technology College
    • 1951 - 1954
      lecturer, Los Angeles Trade Technology College
    • 1951 - 1966
      chief designer, Ardee Sportswear
    • 1951 - 1966
      director, Ardee Sportswear
    • 1966
      president, Irene Kasmer Incorporated
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