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Over the years Jeanne designed many winning lines and many best sellers.The Jeanne Campbell-designed see-through blouse sold 80,000 by April, 1968. "It's the hottest thing we've had for years," said Bernard Goodman, vice president of Sportwhirl in Time Magazine's April 19, 1968 issue.
She created the palazzo pants in the 70's, with the 24" bottoms, that sold 50,000 pairs (making a remarkable profit of $100,000. for Sportwhirl)! Colorful cotton "ring jackets", block printed halter dresses, and wrap skirts all Indian-made were a smash. Dresses and blouses with loads of detailing like pleats and tucks pleased many women. Capes and jackets, some in large but muted lumberjack plaids were just some of the unique outerwear pieces that will never be forgotten. All the while, Sportwhirl did no corporate advertising, relying on their fine reputation speaking louder on the retailer's floor. It may have worked, but consequently, Sportwhirl never became a "household" name.

In the span of 26 years that Jeanne designed for Sportwhirl, she worked hard but was rewarded with many awards, honors, fashion magazine covers, and press articles. She fulfilled every design idea that she had and then some. She had achieved the status of 7th Avenue fashion designer that she strove for since the young age of 10. After an enviable career, she retired in 1977.

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