Fashion designer most known for his Mainbocher label, which was established in 1929. He designed short and strapless versions of the evening gown and created beaded sweaters designed for evening wear.
He pursed his arts education at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.
His decision to enter the couture world was largely due to his time spent as an editor at Vogue, a magazine that was later headed by Anna Wintour.
He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.
Christian Dior once said that his designs were ahead of their time.