Vera Mont – Max Berk

 

Max Berk a German entrepreneur and textile maker bought a textile factory in 1938 and during the war the factory was destroyed, and it had to be rebuilt.
In the 1950s he moved to the States where he took over the license to manufacturer the popular Betty Barclay brand. This Label catered to the younger women and was sold in major department stores throughout the world.
Max was also the man behind the Vera Mont Collection created to appeal to women with a full social calendar featuring looks from day to evening.

 

Although still being manufactured today, the Vera Mont Styles featured on Vintage Plums, are from the original 1980s period and best reflect the design talents of Max Berk.
With sales growing throughout the brands Berk decided to move to the board of directors in 1982 and gave management to his son in law.

 
Max Berk is now deceased.

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1990's

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1980's

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1970's

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1960's

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