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“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 brilliant British designer Alexander McQueen (Alexander McQueen) passed away on February 11, 2010, leaving a huge amount of interesting ideas, creative images and magnificent masterpieces of his work as a legacy to the fashion world. He turned every fashion show into an unforgettable show: either models showed outfits in the pouring rain, being a very sexual sight, then, walking along the catwalk in white muslin dresses, they became victims of robots creating unpredictable patterns on their dresses with the help of jets of colors. There were more shocking tricks – he was a master of shocking: in the summer collection of 1995, fashion models appeared before the public in dresses soiled with blood, which terrified everyone. This behavior of the young designer served as the basis for his nickname – “British Fashion Hooligan.” Continue reading
Kenzo Takada, founder of Kenzo Fashion House, was born in Kyoto, southern Japan, on February 27, 1939. He was the fifth of seven children. From childhood, he was destined for the writer, but as a boy, Takada felt a craving for fashion. As the famous couturier himself recalls, already at school age he tried to copy the models seen in the Sunflower magazine.
After school, at the insistence of parents, Kenzo enters Kobe Gaibo University in order to study English literature, but after a short time, the young man’s craving for fashion takes its toll. He leaves the university, despite the protest of his parents, and leaves for Tokyo, where he dreams of realizing his dreams. Continue reading