In the early 1950s, Vogue obtained the pattern-rights to original designs of the great Paris couture houses. Wrapped up in tissue paper for the home seamstress, these eight beautiful designs – from the August 15, 1953 issue of Vogue magazine – came to America to be made into Vogue Patterns. The French designers are: Desses, Jacques Fath, Heim, Schiaparelli, Griffe, Paquin, Patou, and Lanvin-Castillo.If you ever have the good fortune to run across one of these vintage patterns, GRAB IT (and send it to me – hee hee). They are highly collectible and fetch top-dollar on auction sites. It pays to save ephemera!