Anne T. Hill

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Anne T. Hill
Anne T. Hill - 1955.jpg
Born (1916-11-24)November 24, 1916
Atlanta, Georgia
Died March 8, 1999(1999-03-08) (aged 82)
Rancho Mirage, California
Nationality US
Occupation fashion designer, yoga teacher
Known for Taffy Fashions
Spouse(s) Dr. Harry Lehrer
Roy W. Hill (1971–1986, his death)
Edgar L. McCoubrey (1990–1999, her death)

Anne T. Hill (November 24, 1916 – March 8, 1999) was a fashion designer and yoga teacher.

Early years[edit]

Hill was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Commercial High School in 1933, attended the University of Georgia, and worked as a stenographer before moving to Los Angeles in 1937.

Taffy Fashions[edit]

Hill designed dresses, predominantly cotton, for her own line, Taffy, from 1937 until March 1958. As women’s fashions took up a larger budget slice, the popularity of her dresses grew. They were featured as “outstanding” in a Palm Springs Tennis Club fashion luncheon in 1948.[1][2] Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar carried full page ads for Taffy fashions during the 1950s,[3][4] and covered Taffy fashions editorially.[5] “There is nothing so feminine and romantic as a full skirt, pretty, with petticoats underneath,” Hill told Women’s Wear Daily.[6] "The very feminine dresses almost all have bouffant skirts built over their own petticoats," wrote Eugenia Trinkle, Fashion Writer for the Star Telegram.[7] Bergdorf Goodman, Garfinckel's, and Jacobson's carried Taffy fashions. On October 8, 1957, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted registration of the trademark "Taffy's of California".

Health and yoga[edit]

Through an acquaintance with Gypsy Boots, Hill became interested in health food and yoga. She studied yoga with Indra Devi, and produced her own yoga instructional video,[8] as well as an inspirational poem.[9]

Death[edit]

Hill died in Rancho Mirage, California in 1999.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ His Get Less. Her clothes take larger budget slice. Los Angeles Times Nov 24, 1948
  2. ^ Desert Days. Los Angeles Times Nov 24, 1948
  3. ^ Vogue, April 15, 1956 p 29
  4. ^ Harper’s Bazaar. August 1956 p 87
  5. ^ Cotton in the evening. Harper's Bazaar. April 1957.
  6. ^ Taffy Original Designs says fall line will be all cotton with full skirts. Women’s Wear Daily. May 10, 1955.
  7. ^ Eugenia Trinkle. Cotton offered in all seasons. Fort Worth Star Telegram. July 22, 1957 p2
  8. ^ Stretch no Kvetch Yoga Exercises on YouTube
  9. ^ Inspirational Poem

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