On Thursday February 12, 2015, Christé Blue will host an intimate evening for friends and supporters to take in an exclusive line of European formal-wear and mother-of-the bride ensembles from the house of Ursula of Switzerland, and meet the designer herself! Christé Blue will be carrying Ursula’s line of NEW clothing beginning in 2015 so you can own your own timeless style for your next formal engagement.
Christé Blue will present a retrospective Fashion Show of Ursula’s styles through the years in a casual setting of conversation, entertainment, cocktails and petit hors d’ oeuvres from 5:00-7:00 pm. Reservations will be limited to 50 attendees and tickets can be purchased at Christé Blueuntil February 11 for $10. All profits from this fashion show will be donated to a local charity (check back for updates).
Ursula of Switzerland is focused on Special Occasion fashion, Mother of the Bride Dresses and Evening wear dresses for the petite, missy, plus & woman’s petites. Ursula's Made in America dress collections are renowned internationally for the consistent quality, fit, styling and value along with the recognizable aura of femininity and elegance.
The story of Ursula, a young Swiss woman's tireless efforts to grow a multi-million dollar company from forty-eight cents. It was by creating hats, particularly for Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Avenue that Ursula parlayed her profits into fashionable creations that caught the eye of Manhattan buyers.
In 1965, she left the New York City garment center to move to Upstate New York, where in Schenectady, her first dress making venture was thus born with 15-20 employees. In 1967 Ursula of Switzerland was founded, and later incorporated in 1969. Simultaneously, Ursula of Switzerland, Inc., retail shops kept Ursula's ear close to her customers - Ursula's burgeoning wholesale business eventually eliminated the need for retail positioning. In 1972, Ursula of Switzerland, Inc., moved to a historic site, a former 19th century ribbon factory nestled on the banks of the Hudson / Mohawk Rivers, in Waterford. Here, concentration on design and production saw a surge in revenues
In 1988, the combined efforts of the Ursula of Switzerland, Inc.'s showroom on Broadway, eleven Road Representatives nationally situated in major Apparel Marts and an unparalleled Customer Service Department in Waterford, won Ursula of Switzerland, Inc., the Debi Award for Distinguished Excellence in the Bridal Industry - national recognition - specifically for Special Occasions. This accolade would be repeated in future years.
Since 1994, Ursula's focus on Mother-of-the-Bride, for the petite, missy and plus sized woman, has found her a winning niche in over 5000 Better Bridal Stores. They also sell internationally to Mexico, Canada, England and Australia.
The Ursula of Switzerland, Inc.'s "Made in America" Collections are renowned internationally for the consistent quality, fit, styling and value along with the recognizable aura of femininity and elegance. In September 1992, Ursula assumed the post of President and sole owner of Ursula of Switzerland, Inc.