Blackglama, one of the most widely recognized and desirable brands of all time, has been renowned since the 1960’s for its legendary quality and the classical elegance of garments made of the finest black mink. Blackglama first became known through its famous –“What becomes a Legend most?”- ad campaign in which legendary stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Pavarotti, and Audrey Hepburn appeared. All of them were fans of Blackglma brand. In recent years, supermodels Linda Evangelista and Gisele have added both fashion and youthful appeal to the legendary Blackglama brand.
But what makes a Blackglama garment truly special? The answer is simple: Quality!
Not all mink is suitable for use in a fine garment. Looking closely, or even from a distance, a garment made of superior mink stands apart from the others. The Blackglama label, available exclusively through American Legend, is awarded to a very small percentage of all mink produced. The best black mink produced by farmers in North America are carefully graded by American Legend’s expert technicians and only the finest of these black mink receive the Blackglama designation.
Many factors are examined before a mink is declared “Blackglama” by American Legend. Every aspect of the pelt is examined. The texture, length, density, and resilience of the fur are carefully inspected. The leather beneath the fur is also important to the quality of the mink as the pelts must be lightweight, supple and free of all defects. American Legend classifies only the finest black mink with naturally superior color as Blackglama. Natural mink has a complexity and richness that cannot be imitated by any dying process. The depth and luster of natural mink result from the harmony between the underfur and the guard hair. This is the signature attribute of a Blackglama garment – a short and silky guard hair supported by a deep underfur in a natural black color.
Black mink pelts meeting these stringent Blackglama requirements are sold exclusively through American Legend in Seattle, Washington USA. Upon sale to the world’s most gifted and talented furriers, they are awarded a registered Blackglama label and a corresponding hang tag to accompany each garment produced with Blackglama mink. Each label displays a unique serial number providing permanent identification. The number can be verified with American Legend to ensure its authenticity.
The prestige and pleasure of wearing a mink garment is increased by selecting the very finest mink in the world. Blackglama mink is simply the finest.
Gallery "Faces of Blackglama" 1968 Lauren Bacall, Melina Mercouri, Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, 1969 Joan Crawford, Lena Horne, Marlene Dietrich, 1970 Brigitte Bardot, Leontyne Price, Rita Hayworth, Maria Callas, Barbara Stanwyck, Rosalind Russell, 1971 Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Ruby Keeler, 1972 Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Carol Burnett, Ethel Merman, 1973 Peggy Lee, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, 1975 Mary Martin, Beverly Sills, Raquel Welch, 1976 Martha Graham, Rudolph Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Lillian Hellman, 1977 Shirley McClaine, Suzy Knickerbocker, Liv Ullman, Diana Vreeland, 1978 Faye Dunaway, Joan Fontaine, Helen Hayes, 1979 Renata Scotto, Lillian Gish, Angela Lansbury, 1980 Myrna Loy, Lana Turner, Maggie Smith, Ann Miller, 1981 Luciano Pavarotti, Natalie Wood, Gloria Swanson, 1982 Julie Andrews, Sophia Loren, 1983 Elizabeth Taylor, 1984 Lucille Ball, Dinah Shore,1985 Ann-Margaret, 1986 Cher, 1987 Audrey Hepburn, 1988 Catherine Denueve, 1989 Mary Martin (repeat), Claudette Colbert (repeat), Audrey Hepburn (repeat), Catherine Denueve (repeat), 1990 Ray Charles, 1991 Jessica Tandy, 1992 Jesseye Norman, 1993 Debbie Reynolds, 1994 Tommy Tune, 2001 Linda Evangelista, 2002 Gisele, 2004 Cindy Crawford, 2005 Elle Macpherson, 2007 Naomi Campbell, 2008 Elizabeth Hurley.