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Charles Kleibacker Gallery

Charles Kleibacker was a fashion designer from Cullman who became a well-known figure in the highly competitive world of New York fashion from the 1960s through the mid-1980s. His specialty was the use of the bias in day and evening dresses that were engineered to work a woman's body shape while providing ease and elegance to the wearer. In addition to using couture sewing techniques, Kleibacker developed innovative ways to drape cloth and assemble garments for his business. He shared this knowledge with students and the public throughout the United States and had simultaneous careers as an educator, a collector, and a curator. His design work can be found in numerous museums and costume collections around the country.

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