Avedon, Richard

Richard Avedon was a Jewish New York photographer born on May 15th, 1923. He began his involvement with photography at age 12 when he became a member of the “Camera Club” of the Hebrew Young Men Association. At school, he edited the school magazine “The Magpie” with his friend James Baldwin, who would later contribute […]

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Antoine

Also known as Antoine de Paris or ‘Monsieur Antoine’. He was a very famous hairdresser that was born as Antes Cierplikowski, in Sieradz, Poland, in 1884. He started working as a barber apprentice and trained to be a hairdresser with an uncle in Łódź. Soon after, he went to work for Pawel Lewandowski, Poland’s most […]

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High Fashion

In French Haute-Couture (Couture means Sewing and Haute means High). Haute couture consists of handmade luxury clothing, with only one copy per model, making all haute couture clothing a unique luxury item. To be considered a Haute Couture brand, the fashion brand must belong to the “Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture” (Union of Haute […]

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Espadrille

Also known as Alpargata or Alpercata, it is a type of shoe made with rope soles (braided with jute, sisal or raffia) or rubber that is attached to the foot by a strip of fabric or leather. It has an Arab origin, and once had a social nature to it, since it was representative of […]

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Alexandre

He was a famous hairdresser known as Alexandre de Paris. He was born on December 6, 1922 in Saint-tropez, France. At sixteen, in 1938, he began to work as an apprentice for Antoine de Paris in his salon in Cannes. He soon became the main apprentice of his mentor and in that same hall he […]

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Albini, Walter

Fashion designer, Gualtiero Walter Albini was born in Busto Arsizio, Italy, on March 3, 1941. Although his family preferred ifhe coursed classical studies, such as law and medicine, Albini decided to join the Institute of Arts, Design and Fashion in Turin and at 16 he was the only man on the course. At just 17 […]

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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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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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