Anne T. Hill

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Anne T. Hill
Anne T. Hill - 1955.jpg
Born(1916-11-24)November 24, 1916
DiedMarch 8, 1999(1999-03-08) (aged 82)
OccupationFashion designer, yoga teacher
Known forTaffy Fashions
Spouse(s)Dr. Harry Lehrer
Roy W. Hill (1971–1986, his death)
Edgar L. McCoubrey (1990–1999, her death)

Anne T. Hill (November 24, 1916 – March 8, 1999) was an American fashion designer and yoga teacher.

Early years[edit]

Hill was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Commercial High School in 1933,[1] attended the University of Georgia, and worked as a stenographer before moving to Los Angeles in 1937.

Taffy Fashions[edit]

Hill designed dresses, predominantly cotton, for her own line, Taffy, from 1937 until March 1958. As women’s fashions took up a larger budget slice, the popularity of her dresses grew. They were featured as “outstanding” in a Palm Springs Tennis Club fashion luncheon in 1948.[2][3] Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar carried full page ads for Taffy fashions during the 1950s,[4][5] and covered Taffy fashions editorially.[6] “There is nothing so feminine and romantic as a full skirt, pretty, with petticoats underneath,” Hill told Women’s Wear Daily.[7] "The very feminine dresses almost all have bouffant skirts built over their own petticoats," wrote Eugenia Trinkle, Fashion Writer for the Star Telegram.[8] Bergdorf Goodman, Garfinckel's, and Jacobson's carried Taffy fashions.

Health and yoga[edit]

Through an acquaintance with Gypsy Boots, Hill became interested in health food and yoga. She studied yoga with Indra Devi, and produced her own yoga instructional video,[9] as well as an inspirational poem.[10]


Hill died in Rancho Mirage, California in 1999.



  1. ^ Commencement exercises held by Atlanta, Fulton schools. The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) · Thu, Jun 1, 1933 · Page 2
  2. ^ His Get Less. Her clothes take larger budget slice. Los Angeles Times Nov 24, 1948
  3. ^ Desert Days. Los Angeles Times Nov 24, 1948
  4. ^ Vogue, April 15, 1956 p 29
  5. ^ Harper’s Bazaar. August 1956 p 87
  6. ^ Cotton in the evening. Harper's Bazaar. April 1957.
  7. ^ Taffy Original Designs says fall line will be all cotton with full skirts. Women’s Wear Daily. May 10, 1955.
  8. ^ Eugenia Trinkle. Cotton offered in all seasons. Fort Worth Star Telegram. July 22, 1957 p2
  9. ^ Stretch no Kvetch Yoga Exercises on YouTube
  10. ^ Inspirational Poem

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