Lights, Camera, Action!

How did I never notice until now that the Tailored Woman store appears in a frame of the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's?! So thrilled to find this. George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn must be walking along 57th St. towards 5th Avenue.


Laine said…
My wedding gown was from the Tailored Woman. That was 53 years ago. I still have it. :)
How lovely! Thank you for posting!
Alice D. Phalen said…
I discovered The Tailored Woman when I went to Hunter College in the 1960's. It became then and remains today my criterion for elegance. How do I follow your blog? i promise to be faithful and reverent.

Alice Phalen
Hi Alice!

Your comment made me smile. I'll see if there is a subscription link on here somewhere, but as you can see, I rarely post (usually just when I find something new related to the store). I'll reach out directly via email as well.

Aunt Balloon said…
The Tailored Woman occupied the southern third (or fourth?) of the row of buildings, Fifth Avenue from 57th to 58th Street, that was eventually absorbed into the Bergdorf-Goodman premises. It commanded the northwest corner of the intersection, the southeast corner of the city block.

I remember very clearly my mother's Canadian fisher stole from The Tailored Woman: three rows in the back, two in the front, with tails streaming at the ends. It was well promoted, sold for about $300 in the 50s. It was an alternate to her longer but less expensive blue fox, flat enough so that she could fling a few feet of it over her shoulder. I can hear in my fading mind a somewhat rough gentlemen speaking out as we left the Top Hat Diner, "Lady, your coon is draggin'."
Hi Aunt Balloon,

Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said…
Elizabeth - Are you of Vail lineage? Perhaps the Collier line. Such that you had a 2010 post about the robber baron J I Blair? John Vail
Hi John, yes I am! Sorry for the delay in responding and please feel free to contact me directly at



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