Jane Derby

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Jane Derby (born Jeannette Barr, May 10, 1895 – August 9, 1965) was a top-of-the-line ready-to-wear American fashion designer from the 1930s to 1965.

Derby opened her business in New York in 1936. She started her own label, Jane Derby Inc., for mature women, in 1938. Early in the 1950s, designer John Moore worked for her. Oscar de la Renta started in 1965 with Derby. After Derby died that August, Oscar de la Renta took over the line. He first used the label "Oscar de la Renta for Jane Derby," but in 1966 he changed it to his name. In 1974, he took control of the whole business.[1][2]



  1. ^ "Jane Derby". Vintage Fashion Guild. Retrieved Feb 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Oscar de la Renta, American Elegance". Kent University Museum. Retrieved Sep 19, 2009.