The Dessy Group Debuts Women's Tuxedo
The Marlowe Women's Tuxedo, a traditional style reimaged for women.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 4 March 2014, New York, NY After Six Tuxedo,
now owned and operated by The Dessy Group, is pleased to announce the introduction of its first women's tuxedo for the fall 2014 bridal season.
The Marlowe tuxedo is made from luxurious stretch wool (96% wool, 4% lycra) imported from
Lanificio Di Tollegno, one of the oldest mills in Italy. The two-piece tuxedo is a traditional
style reimaged for women and redefined with updated elements. The fitted tuxedo jacket features
a satin peak lapel, single satin covered button fastening, two satin trimmed welt pockets, a welt
breast pocket and single back vent. The classic tuxedo pant is slim fit with a satin stripe along each leg,
side slash pockets and a satin waistband. The pant sits slightly below the waist and has a 32 1/4" inseam, to allow for alterations.
“Since we acquired After Six Tuxedo, we have had quite a lot of feedback indicating a
demand for a women's tux. The brand has always been known as a defining staple of the tuxedo
industry, The Dessy Group is a top resource in bridal, so it made perfect sense for us to leverage
our experience in women's formalwear and develop this new tuxedo style.” says Alan Dessy, CEO of The Dessy Group and After Six.
The After Six women's tuxedo will be available starting April 1st, 2014 on Dessy.com.
Jacket and trouser sizing ranges from 0 – 18W, are sold separately and retail for $375 and $115 respectively.
About After Six Tuxedo
After Six began in 1903 as a suit and overcoat business founded by Samuel Rudofker, an immigrant from Ukraine who cut coats
in his row house in Philadelphia. At its peak, the company reached annual sales over 100 million. Under the ownership of
The Dessy Group, After Six continues as the defining brand for the tuxedo industry.
About The Dessy Group
The Dessy Group is a leading manufacturer of bridesmaid dresses, social occasion dresses, flower girl dresses and destination wedding
gowns under the labels Dessy Collection, After Six, Alfred Sung, Lela Rose Bridesmaid, Social Bridesmaids, 57 GRAND and After Six Wedding Dresses.
Founded in 1939 by Margot Rosenthal, A & M Rosenthal, now The Dessy Group, got its start designing bridal veils and attendants' headpieces.
In the 1950s, Margot's daughter Ronnie and her husband Andrew took over the business and added bridesmaid dresses to the Dessy line.
Today, the business continues to thrive under the leadership of Alan Dessy and design direction of Vivian Dessy Diamond.