Global Vision: Tina Leser


The asymmetrical shoulder treatment on Leser's 1944 jersey jumpsuit was inspired by styles worn in classical antiquity. Tearsheet, Tina Leser Collection, FIT Special Collections, NY.

Often cited as a progenitor of the American Look, fashion designer Tina Leser's vision was greater than the polarizing discourse of French versus American style.

Additional Reading

  • Deihl, Nancy, ed. The Hidden History of American Fashion: Rediscovering 20th Century Women Designers. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.