Himmelstein, Lena (Malsin, Lane Bryant)

   American dress merchant. She was the daughter of an immmigrant family from Lithuania. She pioneered the design and sale of dresses first for pregnant women and then for outsize women. She developed the Lane Bryant chain throughout the US.

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  • MALSIN, LANE BRYANT — (1879–1951), U.S. fashion innovator and entrepreneur. A gifted seamstress, Lena Himmelstein immigrated alone to New York from Lithuania at 16. Not quite 20, she married Russian immigrant jeweler David Bryant, who died a few months after their son …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lane Bryant — Lena Himmelstein Bryant Malsin (1879 1951) era un diseñadora de ropa estadounidense que fundó la mayor cadena de ropa llamda Lane Bryant. En 1895, una inmigrante de dieciséis años llamada Lena Himmelstein llegó a Nueva York, ella procedía de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • HIMMELSTEIN, LENA — (Lane Bryant Malsin; 1881–1951), U.S. chain store founder. Born in Lithuania, Himmelstein was taken to the United States at the age of 16. After the death of her first husband, David Bryant, she opened a small dressmaking shop in uptown New York… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lane Bryant — is a retail women s clothing store focusing on fashion for plus sized women. It began in the early 1900s with the innovative maternity designs created by Lena Himmelstein Bryant Malsin.BeginningWidowed at an early age, Lena Bryant supported… …   Wikipedia

  • Himmelstein, Lena — (Lane Bryant Malsin) (1881–1951)    US dress merchant. The daughter of an immigrant family from Lithuania, Lena pioneered the design and sale of special dresses first for pregnant women and then for outsize women generally. Starting with a small… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Lena Himmelstein — Bryant Malsin (March 1877 September 26, 1951) was an American clothing designer and retailer who founded the plus size clothing chain Lane Bryant. Despite difficult circumstances, she saw a need and came up with a solution that revolutionized the …   Wikipedia

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