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Klàra. Hungarian dressmaker. Active from the 1930s to the 1970s, with the differences dictated by the changing historical circumstances. Before the war, she had an atelier in Budapest with 150 employees. In the postwar period, the Communist regime forced her to close down her business (1951) and to become a fashion designer for powerful state officials, with visas for seasonal trips to Paris to buy patterns and to gain inspiration from the haute couture runway presentations. Each year, the dressmaker would produce two collections of 130 outfits, with runway presentations held in the major hotels of the Hungarian capital.