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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Augustabernard

Augusta Bernard was a French fashion designer born in Provence in 1886. She started her career by copying the dresses of other designers, and her first studio was in Biarritz, France. In 1922, she moved to Paris, where she opened her new studio on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and decided to merge her first and […]

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Astrakhan

Astrakhan is the skin of the KaraKul lamb, which is originally from Russia. The astrakhan fabric was widely used in the making of cuffs, collars and hats until the 19th century. In the 20th century, the term astrakhan started being used for both lambskin and new synthetic fabrics that mimic that skin. Currently, the astrakhan fabric […]

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Ashley, Laura

Laura Ashley was a Welsh stylist who was born in 1925 and died in 1985, she started her company from scratch with her husband Bernard Ashley. Bernard and Laura met when she still worked as a secretary and he as a stockbroker. They got married in 1949 and soon had two of their four children. […]

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Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau (New Art in French) is an art school that took place during the second half of the 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century, a period known in Europe as Belle Époque. The style is considered a full art style, as it covers several artistic areas such as architecture, furniture, decoration, […]

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Art, Goût, Beauté

Art, Goût, Beauté (AGB) was a periodic fashion magazine printed between the years of 1921 and 1933 previously known as Art, Goût, Bon Ton. It was considered the best fashion magazine in France and covered the presentation of new pieces of clothing by well-known designers at the time, such as Paul Poiret, House of Worth, […]

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Fishnets

To talk about the history of fishnets it is necessary to talk about the history of stockings. The first record of the use of stockings comes from Mesopotamia, where they were used by soldiers and were made of cotton and wool to keep the cold away, with a seam on the back that made it […]

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Antonio

Antonio Lopez was a highly successful fashion illustrator. He was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico in 1943, and moved with his parents to New York, specifically to the Hispanic part of Harlem, in 1950. Since he was little, Antonio showed talent for drawing and his mother, who was a seamstress, encouraged him to get involved […]

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Bustle

The bustle can be considered an evolution of the crinoline. It, like the crinoline, is a frame used to enlarge a woman’s hips, leaving the back or hips accentuated. The bustle came into fashion shortly after the end of the Franco-Prussian war in 1871, and was used until the 1880s, when it was replaced by […]

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Aniline

The aniline is an organic compound that serves as raw material for various dyes. Its creator was William Perkins, who discovered it by accident when creating the first purple dye. The indigo, green and magenta colors were created subsequently. The use of the aniline dye has been being replaced by that of the tar tar, […]

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