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Most of our customers are collectors of genuine vintage dresses and clothing from the 1940’s and 1950’s; admirers of the classic Hollywood Bombshell & Pinup look. They would never consider buying so-called “vintage inspired” dresses that are actually just modern factory dresses that reference a vintage detail but don’t actually reproduce true vintage quality. Until they found us, they just didn’t think vintage styles could be made authentically today.
Whirling Turban was started by Katherine Robinson, a gal with an extensive background in Hollywood movie costuming and high profile clients; Hollywood, where authenticity of period garments is absolutely required. Even the dyes, fibers, weaves and printing techniques true to the original 40’s and 50’s vintage dresses are reflected in the fabrics we choose; mostly silk, rayon and cotton. We even have a lot of our fabric custom hand-woven for authenticity and for the correct drape and weight.
We use the same machinery and couture construction techniques from the 40’s and 50’s vintage period. It takes all these elements to achieve the depth and charm that attracts us to genuine vintage in the first place.
There is no finer resource in heaven or on earth for vintage style wedding dresses, inspired by Dior’s fashion-revolutionizing “New Look” style, than Whirling Turban! Our reproduction vintage wedding gowns and Hawaiian wedding dresses are the finest, and simply unforgettable.
Performers look to us for show-stopping looks as do gals who like to turn heads. We create a wide range of sizes, from petites thru tall sizes; through voluptuous and some plus sizes. 90% of Whirling Turban creations are custom dresses, individually sewn to order using your measurements to achieve our world famous Movie Star Fit.