Adrian

Costume and fashion designer, born Adrian Adolph Greenberg on March 3, 1903 in Naugatuck, Connecticut. He studied at “Parsons School of Design” and in 1922 moved to the Paris campus. He was hired there by Irving Berlin and made the costumes for the performances of “The Music Box Revue”. In 1926 he was contracted by […]

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Adri

She is a fashion designer born in 1930 as Adrienne Steckling in Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA. She studied arts at the University of Washington in Saint Louis, Missouri. In the summer of 1955 she became guest editor at the university edition of Mademoseille magazine. The following year she enrolled at “Parsons School of Design” in […]

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Baker, Josephine

She was an exotic entertainer (a singer, a dancer, an actress), an activist and even a spy. Born Freda Josephine McDonald on July 3, 1906, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. Her parents were poor performers and raised Josephine in a neighborhood that housed many vaudeville theaters, which functioned as movie houses, exposing her to showbiz […]

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Adolfo

The hatter and designer Adolfo F. Sardiña was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1933. In 1948 with the help of his aunt Maria Lopez, he moved to New York, where he began working as an apprentice at Bergdorf Goodman. In 1951 he moved to Paris, and began to work with Balenciaga. He then moved back to […]

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Ajour Stitch

The Ajour stitch is a kind of stitch used in embroidery mainly to finish a hem. It’s a crossed stitch that unifies two ends of the fabric making a decorative design. In the video below we are able to see what is an ajour stitch and how it can be made: Check out: The Post’s […]

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Bailey, David

David Royston Bailey is a British photographer born in east London in 1938. As a child he suffered a lot in school due to an undiagnosed dyslexia. At 15, he left school to start working on his first job, as a copy boy for the newspaper “Yorkshire Post”. In 1957, he was summoned by the Royal […]

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Bagheera

The bagheera is a type of fine, soft and fuzzy velvet that does not wrinkle easily, is resistant, durable and has a great fit. It was widely used in the manufacturing of evening gowns, skirts and glamorous and luxurious robes. It was also used in headgear and served as a substitute for fur in jackets […]

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Badgley Mischka

“One zip, and you look fabulous” is how designer Mark Badgley summed up the essence of Badgley Mischka. The luxury clothing brand that produces mainly evening dresses, and has lines of wedding dresses, children’s clothes, shoes, jewelry, decoration, sunglasses, sports, ready-to-wear and perfume, has as its main inspiration and style the 1940s Hollywood glamour. The […]

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Mischka, James

James Mischka is a designer born on December 23 of 1960 in Burlington, Wisconsin. He new up in Malibu, California, and later when he was 12, moved again to New Jersey; a fact that he did not take it well, since he was used to the easy cheerful, hippie lifestyle of Malibu, and found a […]

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Badgley, Mark

Mark Badgley was born in 1961 in Illinois, USA. He moved with his family to Oregon when he was just seven years old. From an early age he had the habit of designing clothes and when it came time to opt for a college degree, he decided to study Fine Arts at the University of […]

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