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Hattie Carnegie jewelry

Hattie Carnegie jewelry, 1955
Vintage Hattie Carnegie jewelry, 1955

Hattie Carnegie jewelry.

Successful American jewelry and fashion designer in the 1920s-1950s Hattie Carnegie was born Henrietta Kanengeiser on March 15, 1889 in Vienna, Austria (died 22 February 1956 in New York). Henrietta was born the second of seven children of Isaac Kanengeiser and his wife Helen Kranczer. In 1900 their family emigrated to the United States of America. The 16-year-old Henrietta worked as a secretary in the Macy’s Store, one of the famous New York department stores. It was her father, Jewish tailor, who had introduced her to the world of fashion. Elegant and beautiful Henrietta designed her own clothes and accessories. Henrietta adopted the name Hattie Carnegie after she had met the local dressmaker Rose Ruth Purchaser. In 1909 Hattie Carnegie and Rose Ruth opened their own fashion business on East 49th Street in New York. Nine years later she founded the Hattie Carnegie, Inc.

Vintage 60's 70's Signed Hattie Carnegie Enamel Metal Flower Pin Brooch Retro. Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Vintage 60’s 70’s Enamel Metal Flower Pin Brooch. Hattie Carnegie jewelry

Hattie Carnegie’s elegant couture collection and secondary ready-to-wear lines were revolutionary in the sense that they introduced ready-to-wear to the high-end market. She pioneered the ‘head-to-hem’ boutique concept that paved the way for the future success of Ralph Lauren in America. Hattie Carnegie collection which included fashion jewelry, lingerie, hats and perfume in the range, was stylishly understated, yet elegant and luxurious – as she also corresponded to the American taste in fashion until the late 1920s. The made-to-order department was headed by Pauline Fairfax Potter for about a decade.

Hattie Carnegie Enameled Mermaid Brooch ca 1960
Enameled Mermaid Brooch ca 1960

In 1925, Hattie Carnegie signed a contract with Isaac Magnin, who allowed her to open stores in Macy’s department stores. Hattie Carnegie designs came to Hollywood attention and appeared later in their productions. Famous designers such as Norman Norell, Pauline Trigère, James Galanos, Ward Bennett and Jean Louis learned the craft from her. Her clients included, among others, Joan Crawford, the Duchess of Windsor and Baroness de Rothschild.

Hattie Carnegie Book Piece Maharaja Fanned By Slave Turquoise Rhinestone Pin
Book Piece Maharaja Fanned By Slave Turquoise Rhinestone Pin

During the Korean War (1950-1953), Hattie Carnegie was commissioned by the U.S. Army to design new uniforms for female military corps. For this they received the highest civilian award from the Army (WAC) – the Congressional Medal of Freedom, as well as other charitable and patriotic contributions. The uniform was in use until 1968.

Hattie Carnegie married Zanft John (1883-1960) in 1928, but the marriage remained childless. When Carnegie died in 1956 in New York, Zanft John became the owner of an eight million businesses.

Hattie Carnegie jewelry

Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Blue Glass Belly Owl Brooch, Figural
Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Faux coral gold tone metal Brooch
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Dragon Lucite & Rhinestone Vintage Pin
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Bell flower clip earrings rhinestone and faux pearl
Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Clown brooch. Enamel Lucite Rhinestones
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Tiger cat pin signed book piece
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Gold tone metal rhinestone earrings
Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Parure rhinestone necklace bracelet earrings brooch
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Toucan Brooch
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Clear rhinestone salmon lucite shrimp pin
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Ice crystals rhinestone pink lucite heron crane pin
Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Aurora Borealis rhinestone mesh choker Necklace
Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Bead and Filigree Pin and Earrings in black
Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Turquoise Rhinestone Pin
Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Book Piece Maharaja Fanned By Slave Turquoise Rhinestone Pin
Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Vintage brooch pin
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Crystal and rhinestone pin
Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Enameled Mermaid Brooch ca 1960
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Ladybug Red Black Brooch
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Christmas tree brooch
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Siamese cat brooch, pearls on tail
Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Large signed ‘Hattie Carnegie’ crystals rhinestone dangle earrings
Egyptian Revival Scarab 1960s Mad Men Joan Necklace
Hattie Carnegie jewelry
Long Horned Goat Brooch, pin
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Figural Multi Colored Long Horned Goat Brooch, pin
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Rhinestone & thermoplastic ram brooch
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Blue Givre Rhinestone Clamper Gold tone bracelet

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