Chester Weinberg

Weinberg, Chester

Chester Weinberg (1941-1985) was an American fashion designer. For thirty years, he alternated between being a designer, best known for his evening dresses, and a teacher at the famous Parson’s School of Design, where he graduated at the age of 21.

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A sketch and a dress by the designer in Vogue

In the 1960s and 1970s, the designer was very well known, often being named alongside Bill Blass, Geoffrey Beene and Oscar de la Renta. With his elegant and very personal clothes, Weinberg was loved by both the press and the industry. He won the 1970 Coty Award, the equivalent of an Oscar in the fashion world. He worked with numerous models, photographers, editors, socialites and celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick and Nancy Reagan. As a lecturer at Parson’s School of Design, he has mentored designers such as Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi and Marc Jacobs.

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