Starr Hagenbring Jacket XL
Curated from House of Vintage
Starr Hagenbring, Hand Painted, Glass Button Closure, Fully Lined, Shoulder Pads, Rayon/Wool Blend, One of a Kind
Vintage Label: Vashi's Tailor
We have reached out to the artist for the completion date. Our estimate is circa the 1980s and one of her first pieces.
Measurements Laying Flat
Bust up to 23"
Waist up to 20"
Length 31" (from the back)
Great Vintage Condition, No Issues.
Provenance: To Benefit WNC Bridge Foundation, Asheville, North Carolina
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Starr Hagenbring is the owner and proprietor of Art & Eyes, a successful fashion boutique in New Orleans, LA. She’s also a long-time artist, fashion designer, and supporter of the arts. Originally from Chicago, Starr was heavily involved in theater and the performing arts. She created award-winning costumes and set designs for a wide range of productions, establishing herself as an accomplished and versatile artist.
For college, Starr majored in design at the University of Kansas, where she further refined her skills and exploring the many styles that she would later incorporate into her own designs. After graduation, she moved to New York City, where she once again picked up costume and set design for off-Broadway productions.
Starr’s time in New York was during the early 1980s when it was possible to affordably open and run a small boutique shop—so that’s exactly what she did! She worked to open a small clothing and accessory store in SoHo, crafting and selling elaborately hand-painted and -beaded jackets and gowns. This emphasis on lux jackets would eventually help Starr establish herself as a respected clothes designer in New Orleans, Gretna, and Metairie, LA.
Eventually, Starr met Paul Wilcox and the two decided to move down south and open a store in New Orleans. With Starr’s background as a fashion designer in New Orleans, LA, and Paul’s business acumen, the two decided to focus their business on eyewear—particularly artful frames and custom-designed eyeglasses. It was 2011, and Art & Eyes was born. Today, Starr continues to produce a wide range of custom-designed fashions that customers can see on display at Art & Eyes. Her palette is a stunning collection of fabrics, pieced and exquisitely hand-painted, and free-form top-stitched, integrating playful dexterity and meticulous construction in each piece.