Ellen Tracy

The grandson of a silk mill owner and son of a fabric maker, Herbert Gallen founded Ellen Tracy as a blouse company in 1949 using a fictitious name as he believed a company which made clothes for women should have a woman’s name . The company did reasonably well under the leadership of Gallen but it was Linda Allard that elevated Ellen Tracy to the next level and beyond. Hired as a design assistant right out of college in 1962, it was Allard’s idea to offer trousers and jackets as part of the ... Read More

Ellen Tracy