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Understated Elegance – St. John Santana Knits

St. John Knits! In order to stretch her own limited wardrobe budget, Marie St. John made her first pure wool knit dress on a flatbed knitting machine in 1962.  From then it was only up, with her fabulous Santana knits.  Her then-fiancé and salesman Bob Gray pitched her designs to department stores and got an order for 84 dresses on his first try. St. John Knits took off quickly, appealing mostly to a clientele of mature career women who preferred a classic look.  Expensive yes, but they last for years, are noted for their ease in taveling, and can blocked several sizes up or down.  Here are few that are currently listed at SCORPIO VINTAGE!

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