I read that in 1956 there were more than 56 separate cinema's in Dublin!! Part of me thinks this statistic may be ever so slightly convenient given the matching of the year and the number but it's certainly true that Dublin had a LOT of cinemas. Now while I wasn't around back in the 50's, I did grow up going to local cinemas... and it has been sad to watch a lot of them close down and/or be replaced by chains as I've grown up.
When it came time to think of a name for our first collection, my mind immediately went to Dublin landmarks. I wanted something that would speak to where I come from, to where the clothes are made, and what better than a sprinkle of old time glamour thrown in?!