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Fashion Icon Rose Cherubini Celebrates 100 years in Style!

Rose Cherubini standing next to one of her favorite creations.

Rose Cherubini standing next to one of her favorite creations.

On Aug. 1, SoWa’s Samsøn gallery celebrated fashion designer Rose Cherubini’s 100th birthday in style.

With the artist in attendance, guests were able to view dozens of handmade dresses that were once sold in Cherubini’s stores in downtown Boston.

Born in Boston in 1913, Cherubini opened her first shop at the age of 33 in Quincy, where she had grown up with her parents, both Italian immigrants from the Abruzzese town of Fossacesia. Noting that most of her clients were driving in from Boston, the artist moved her shop to Newbury Street in 1951, staying there until 1967.

After running the bridal departments at Bonwit Teller, Worth’s and Hurwitch Brothers, she reopened Rose Cherubini Bridals on Clarendon Street in Boston’s Back Bay, retiring in the mid-1980s.

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Nicola is an Italian journalist and media enthusiast living in the United States. He keeps an eye on the Italian-American communities across the country and is always looking for positive stories to highlight.