Ghost ads of the old garment district can be seen on lots of random midtown buildings, like the side of this one off Seventh Avenue. But few of them have such old-fashioned illustrations!
The top part reads “Gigi Young Originals” and the banner down the right side is “Suzy Perette.”
Lombardy Dresses is described in a 1949 New York Times article as “one of the largest producers in the low-end field.” Suzy Perette was big in the 1960s, known for their “small-waisted, petticoated look,” according to another Times piece.
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