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fashion and textile executive

Irene Kasmer, American 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 advising 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., Los Angeles, since 1966;founder, president, Modac Museum Fashion Designers and Creators, Los Angeles, since 1994;also board directors, Modac Museum Fashion Designers and Creators, Los Angeles. 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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art, environment, architecture, photography, historical preservation.

Connections

Married Gerald Stuart Kasmer, August 29, 1954. Children: Jeff Anthony, Bruce Neal, Lauren Michele.

father:
Izidor Markovic

mother:
Malvina Amalia (Klein) Markovic

spouse:
Gerald Stuart Kasmer

child:
Jeff Anthony Kasmer

child:
Bruce Neal Kasmer

child:
Lauren Michele Kasmer