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Vintage Gunne Sax Made Fairy Tales Come Alive

Gunne Sax dresses were a coming of age for many young women growing up in the 70’s. As little girls, we all enjoyed donning our mom’s and grandma’s old dresses and skirts, long out of date, but oh-so-fun to pretend that we were grown up, beautiful, fashion queens. Oh, we may have looked silly, but […]

Jessica McClintock: The Fashion Icon Behind Gunne Sax

Her passion was fashion. For many, hearing the name “Jessica McClintock” is synonymous with Gunne Sax. Although Jessica McClintock was educated as a teacher, her love for textiles, sewing and fashion was born within her. Her grandmother, the artist Verna Hedrick, gave her a foundation of skills which would later blossom into a fairy tale […]

Vintage Gunne Sax Dresses: The Epitome of Romantic Prairie Chic

“I sell romance and fantasy.” –Jessica McClintock, 1984 Perhaps no clothing label is as renowned as Gunne Sax is for its Victorian styling, ruffles and lacy, romantically feminine dresses. Our closets are chockfull of the beloved calico prints immortalized by the Gunne Sax brand in prairie chic Gunnies skirts and flowing, ethereal hippie gowns fit […]