This is CELESTE by DALTON…
the slim and sinuous sweater
that takes a fresh look at Spring!
Gracefully styled of pure
and precious 100% imported cashmere.
Since yesterday’s post was about Hadley Cashmere, I thought today I’d talk a bit about the other great American cashmere company, Dalton. Dalton was founded in 1949 by Arthur Dery and Maurice Saltzman (who was also the owner of Bobbie Brooks), and was headquartered in Cleveland and Willoughby, Ohio. Dalton was best known for their cashmere sweaters, but they also made woolen skirts that were dyed to match the sweaters.
It is fairly common to find vintage Dalton sweaters that are two-tone; usually the sweater is a beautiful color with white or contrasting trim. They also made intarsia designs, often in three colors. Scalloped edges and appliques were also Dalton details. And look at the illustration to see how extra ribbing and buttons were added as design elements.
Like Hadley, Dalton produced a high quality product. At their best, the cashmere produced by these two companies rivaled that produced in Scotland. It’s interesting that the ad specified “imported cashmere” because all cashmere fibers had to be imported from Asia.