On this day in Alabama history: Charles Kleibacker was born in Cullman

On this day in Alabama history: Charles Kleibacker was born in Cullman
Charles Kleibacker, c. 1960s, poses in the studio of photographer Adelaide Passen in New York City. (From Encyclopedia of Alabama, courtesy of Charles Kleibacker Collection. Kent State University. School of Fashion Design and Merchandising)

November 20, 1921

Fashion designer Charles Kleibacker was born in Cullman. Best known for his use of the bias, or diagonal, cut against the weave, in day and evening dresses, Kleibacker established a successful studio in New York City that specialized in hand-sewn assembly techniques. His work can be found in a number of museums and costume collections across the country.

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