Experiments with form
“She made history in her own way, dressing the street, stars, queens,” wrote Edward Charles-Roux about Gabrielle Chanel. And the point is not that the great Coco became a classic during his lifetime. The point is the special nature of its modeling, where all the inspirations of creative nature had their origins in “vital unrest and the twinkles of being.”
Gabrielle Chanel was born in 1883 (but she told everyone that in 1993). At six years old, she lost her mother, and a little later her father abandoned her and her four other brothers. Therefore, she had to live in a shelter for several years. In her youth, Chanel worked as a clothing seller and sang in a cabaret. It was the songs she sang that caused her to be nicknamed Coco. Thanks to her lover, she managed to open her women’s hat store in Paris in 1910. By 1919, her influence in the fashion world was already very great. It was copied, there was no end to orders, and its customers were people from all over the world. Continue reading
The extremely popular brand Donna Karan (Donna Karan) conquered the whole world with a harmonious combination of beauty and rationality of its products. The founder of the brand – an indigenous New Yorker – set the goal of her work to create high-quality, comfortable and, at the same time, elegant costumes for residents of megacities with their frantic pace of life. She succeeded at 100%!
Donna Karan fashion show
Donna Faske was born in 1948 on the outskirts of Manhattan. She started designing the costume not by accident: her father was a tailor, her mother was a fashion model, so drawing clothes was a natural and favorite pastime since childhood. After leaving school, Donna entered the Parson’s School of Design in New York, but failed to finish her studies. She was a sophomore when, in 1968, Anne Klein (Anne Klein) invited her to work at her Fashion House. Continue reading
For more than thirty years, Versace fashion house has been pleasing true high fashion fans with its unrivaled clothing collections. Gianni Versace, the founder of the fashion house, managed to create a unique image, bewitched connoisseurs of true beauty, struck by frankness, sexuality and glamor.
The founder of the company was born in 1946 in the Italian town of Reggio Calabria. From childhood, he dreamed of becoming a pianist, but fate decreed in its own way. At the age of 18, Gianni began working in the studio of his mother, who kept a sewing salon, and she played a decisive role in the life of her son. For six years, Gianni worked with his mother: he often visited London and Paris, buying samples of clothes, and also gradually gained experience and necessary knowledge. The mother taught her son to treat women with special trepidation and love – perhaps this influenced the formation of his taste in the field of fashion. Continue reading