Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: Dikran Karabedian

by HIRO DOTUS on September 19, 2012 in Cultura, Pocho Ñews Service

They were just ordinary people, living ordinary lives, until one singular sensation of circumstances conspired with fate to make them

UNSUNG HEROES OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Dikran Karabedian (1904-1967) was a humble immigrant shoemaker from Armenia with a knack for invisible and indestructible leather stitchery when he caught the eye of famed Hollywood costume designer Aida Cabeza. Karabedian’s architectural acumen was the secret structural salsa that made the towering fruit hats of Carmen Miranda possible.

Karabedian photo by IntelGuy.

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