q Perelucci | Anne Hodgson


Recent Posts

Die Grünen hybrider Kongress 2021

Hybrid courses

In the summer of 2021, I had the pleasure of attending a hybrid congress in Berlin: Die Grünen were kicking off their election campaign. The

Read More »


It’s the end of summer, we’re back home from long days in the sun and on the water, and it’s back to classes and many

Read More »

Talk at BESIG 2021 for Cornelsen

Managing your hybrid course with Cornelsen’s Basis for Business Summary This 30-minute talk aimed to give Business English trainers an overview of lessons learned in

Read More »

I just got mail from Uesa Robinson, who has a vintage clothes shop on Capitol Hill. She researches her clothes, and one of them is a dress that has a label from Perelucci’s, my mother’s (Gertrud Hodgson’s) clothes boutique. How marvellous! The Perelucci name and logo was my father’s, made out of my mother’s nickname Per and Lucy, her silent partner. perelucci-label

Was this dress her design? It may have been. There’s a second label in the dress that says “Dominique”. It looks like the kind of dress she would have sewn, with a dropped waist and tie. She sewed me several dresses in the early 70s that were a little like this. Some were cut on the bias, without pleats but with volants at the bottom, so they moved nicely, which was the whole point. I didn’t like ties, so I got a round or boat neck. Some dropped-waist dresses had a sash that tied round the hips. She experimented with her own fashion line and label, but it never got off the ground. I don’t know if the name she used was “Dominique” or not.

She also sewed the Perelucci label into clothes she bought in New York that she thought really fit the style of the shop. So who knows? Maybe she bought this dress. But I think it might be her own design.



One Response

  1. Hello Anne…. Don’t know how I stumbled upon this post…. I lived in DC in the mid 70’s and was a devote’ of your mom’s store. I used to model for their advertisements. Still have a fab Mollie Parnis red dress from there also!! Happy reminiscing… Pamela Myers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *