Hussein ChalayanТs 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.
Manolo Blahnik (b. 1942) was a designer and manufacturer of what were called Уthe sexiest shoes in the worldФЧbeautiful, expensive, and highly coveted by many of the worldТs most fashionable women.
A fashion designer is responsible for creating the specific look of individual garmentsЧ including a garmentТs 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).
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN (1969 - 2010) burst onto the fashion stage in 1992, courting controversy as headlines hailed him as the new enfant terrible.
The most influential fashion designer of the late 1940s and 1950s, CHRISTIAN DIOR dominated fashion after World war II with the hourglass silhouette of his voluptuous New Look.
Jeanne Lanvin was a woman of few words. In the world of rustling silks and gossip into which she was drawn as she went from client to client, this is a disconcerting characteristic.
Like a tale from The Arabian Nights, Chanel's life story is one of magical transformations. She had five distinct lives (five being without a doubt her lucky number), and while each one does not spring directly from the one before, they were nevertheless connected by one continuous thread which stretched from the beginning of this century to the end style.