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1995 Goodbye New York

To the rest of the world, you look the part: a newly-discovered starlet, about to depart for Hollywood. But only you...and the kindly producer who has become your friend...know how you really feel. Happy, but wistful about leaving the simple life behind forever. Excited, but a little nervous about what the future holds. Nonetheless, Gene starts to play her first “role” at the train station, where family, friends, and the press have come to see her off. And she’ll certainly be going in style...because she’s wearing the most beautifully tailored suit even sophisticated New York has seen! Cut of brown crepe and hounds-tooth tweed, the jacket has the wide shoulders of classic ‘40s fashion, lavishly trimmed with faux fur. The crepe skirt has inverted pleats. Color flourishes at the suit’s neckline, with the bright russet jersey blouse...and matching russet gloves truly help “make” the outfit. Gene’s “fur” hat and muff are an unexpected, luxurious gift from the producer (the muff has a secret pocket for her hanky). Her hatbox declares her new “star” name: Gene. But the most touching goodbye gift of all is the teddy bear, Gene’s childhood companion, brought to the station by her father to remind Gene forever of her family’s love. Released: 1995 Retired: 2002 Circa: 1941 Designer: Doug James Company: Ashton Drake Price: When released $29.95, retired at $49.95