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Fashion magazines

Fashion magazines are an essential component of the fashion industry. They are the medium that conveys and promotes the designs vision to the eventual purchaser. Balancing the priorities has led to the diversity of the modern periodical market.

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Fashion models

Fashion models

In the nineteenth century, the first living mannequins, or manikins, took their name from the static dummy or lay figure they were soon to replace as the principal form of display in the dressmakers salon.

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History of Hermes

History of Hermes

The French high fashion house Hermes specializes in a variety of products, including ready-to-wear clothing, leather goods and accessories and perfumes.

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Fashion photography

Fashion photography

A fashion photograph is, simply, a photograph made specifically to show (or, in some cases, to allude to) clothing or accessories, usually with the intent of documenting or selling the fashion. Photographs of fashionable dress, in existence since the invention of photography in 1839, are not fashion photography.

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FENDI

FENDI

Fendi is a synonym of fur and revolution, two apparently contradictory concepts. Having accepted the idea of mass consumption, Fendi attempted to provide furs for women of every social position, or nearly so, demystifying the luxury connotations that have always characterized this type of garment.

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Fashion icons

Fashion icons

The term fashion icon has recently replaced the slightly antiquated notion of fashion leaders. During the second half of the twentieth century, fashion became less hierarchical, more meritocratic, and media-dominated.

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Raymond (Ossie) Clark

Raymond (Ossie) Clark

British designer Raymond (Ossie) Clark (1942 1996) was born on 9 June 1942 in Liverpool, England. He was known by his nickname Ossie, after Oswaldtwistle, the Lancashire village to which the family was evacuated during World War II.

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Roberto Capucci

Roberto Capucci

Roberto Capucci was born in Rome on 2 December 1930. He attended the Liceo artis-tico and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, undecided as to whether to become an architect or a film director. He began designing clothing when he was still quite young and soon turned to fashion as his primary activity.

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Stephen Burrows

Stephen Burrows

Stephen Gerald Burrows was born on 15 September 1943 in Newark, New Jersey. He studied at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art from 1961 to 1963 and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York from 1964 to 1966.

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Fashion industry

Fashion industry

The fashion industry is unique from other fields of manufacturing in that it is ruled largely by the same intention as its end product change.

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Fashion education

Fashion education

Because the design and retailing of fashion is a global phenomenon, it should come as no surprise that learning institutions around the world prepare graduates for careers in the international fashion industry.

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Pierre Cardin

Pierre Cardin

During the last half of the twentieth century, Pierre Cardin became a prominent and widely admired designer as well as a highly successful businessman. Cardin is known for his acute intuition, which often made him a trendsetter and design leader.

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Pierre Balmain

Pierre Balmain

Pierre Balmain was born in the Savoie region of France in 1914. He studied architecture for a year in Paris before taking a position as a sketch artist with the fashion house of Robert Piguet in 1934. He worked at the House of Molyneux as an assistant designer.

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Jeanne Paquin

Jeanne Paquin

Jeanne Paquin (18691936) was the first woman to gain international celebrity in the fashion business. Her design career spanned the three decades from 1891 to 1920. She was born Jeanne Marie Charlotte Beckers in lIle Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris.

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Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin has an extraordinary cult following within the field of fashion photography, expanded by the 2003 retrospective of his work at Londons Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Geoffrey Beene

Geoffrey Beene

Geoffrey Beene was born Samuel Albert Bozeman Jr. in Haynesville, Louisiana, on 30 August 1927, into a family of doctors. He dutifully enrolled in the premed program at Tulane University in New Orleans in 1943.

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Burberry

Burberry

Although overtly recognized by its trademark check of red, black, white, and camel, Burberry is principally renowned for its innovation in waterproof clothing, rather than for the design of the lining material that traditionally lies beneath the outer gabardine cloth.

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Bonnie Cashin

Bonnie Cashin

One of Americas foremost designers in the second half of the twentieth century, Bonnie Cashin (1908 2000) was a pioneer in the sportswear industry, specializing in modular wardrobes for the modern woman on the go.

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Azzedine Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa was born in southern Tunisia in about 1940 to a farming family descended from Spanish Arabic stock. He was brought up by his maternal grandparents in Tunis and, at the age of fifteen, enrolled at lÉcole des beaux-arts de Tunis to study sculpture.

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André Courrèges

André Courrèges

André Courrèges was born in Pau, in the Basque part of France. He studied engineering before pursuing a career in fashion. Courrèges worked first under the illustrious couturier Cristobal Balenciaga from 1950 until 1961, when he left to open his own house.

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Homer Cusic, agent, model agency Joy Model Management, Milan

Homer Cusic, agent, model agency Joy Model Management, Milan

JOY Men Division has been open for 18 years, and we just opened JOY Women 4 years ago. I believe though that when they opened they just liked the freshness of the name and the meaning of the word... Joy is a very beautiful thing, and we have always liked the name!

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Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

The French firm of Louis Vuitton, making prestigious luggage and leather accessories since the middle of the 19th century, has been much overshadowed by its merger with Moët-Hennessey to become Moët-Hennessey Louis Vuitton (LVMH).

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Fashion editors

Fashion editors

The title fashion editor evokes images of fashionable women, those arbiters of style and taste, who pronounce and decree whats new and whats next. Theyve appeared on stage and screen from the indecisive Liza Elliot of Lady in the Dark (the circus cover or the Easter cover?) to the very decisive Maggie Prescott of Funny Face (Think pink!).

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Supermodels

Supermodels

Supermodel ranks with genius and original as one of the most-abused terms in the fashion lexicon. Indeed, it has been so overused that by the late 1990s, when the Supermodel phenomenon (personified by larger-than-life mannequins such as Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington) had long-since peaked and passed...

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Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon was one of the most important and prolific photographers of the second half of the twentieth century, and in the eyes of many photography and fashion specialists, he was the most important fashion photographer of all time.

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Comme des garçons

Comme des garçons

Rei Kawakubo was born in Tokyo in 1942, the daughter of a senior academic at Keio University. She studied fine art (both Japanese and Western) at Keio and, after graduating in 1964, joined the advertising department of the Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei, which produced acrylic fabrics.

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Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani, one of the most authoritative names in Italian ready-to-wear design, was born in Piacenza, Italy, in 1934. He became interested in fashion in 1957, when he left the school of medicine at the University of Piacenza to become a buyer for the La Rinascete chain in Milan.

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Cristobal Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga

Born in 1895 in Guetaria (Getaria), a small fishing village on the tempestuous northern coast of Spain, Cristobal Balenciaga Eisaguirre (1895 1972) was to become, in his own lifetime, the most famous Spanish fashion designer of his generation.

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Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayans fascination with architecture, spatial dynamics, urban identity, and aerodynamics is expressed in garments based on concepts, technological systems, historical dress, and theories of the body. His clothes are minimal in look but maximal in thought.

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Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik (b. 1942) was a designer and manufacturer of what were called the sexiest shoes in the worldbeautiful, expensive, and highly coveted by many of the worlds most fashionable women.

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Patrick Demarchelier

Patrick Demarchelier

French-born fashion and portrait photographer Patrick Demarchelier has become a legend in his own time . . . and in many lands. His ad and celebrity images are recognizable at once for their casual, realistic, and playful qualities, hallmarks of a style he developed in the late 1960s.

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Fashion Designers

Fashion Designers

A fashion designer is responsible for creating the specific look of individual garments including a garments shape, color, fabric, trimmings, and other aspects of the whole. The fashion designer begins with an idea of how a garment should look, turns that idea into a design (such as a sketch), and specifies how that design should be made into an actual piece of clothing by other workers (from patternmakers to finishers).

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