Andrevie, France

She was a French fashion designer born in Montauban, France, in 1950. In 1976 she opened her first store, a boutique in Saint-Tropez. She gained international fame very quickly, and in 1977, a year after opening her first store, she was already acclaimed as an innovator, especially by the French and Americans. She was known […]

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina is the heroine of one of Liev Tolstoy’s most famous books, “Anna Karenina” from 1876 (same name as the character). In the book, her clothes are described in several details which turned her into a fashion icon. Anna Karenina’s fashion is that of the end of the Victorian era, with the transformation of […]

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Cotton

Cotton is a white fiber that grows around the seeds of some species of the genus Gossypium in the family Malvaceae. Cotton can be dated up to 7,000 years ago and its use as a fabric can be found up to 4,500 years B.C. It is used commercially in several parts of the world from […]

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Alfaro, Victor

The designer Victor Alfaro was born in 1965 in Chihuahua, Mexico. In 1981 he went to the USA as an exchange student, to improve his English and study communication at the University of Texas. At the time working with fashion was just a fantasy for him. However, he managed to move to New York to […]

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Alexandra, Queen

Queen Alexandra Carolina Maria Carlota Luísa Júlia was born in Copenhagen on December 1, 1844 and died at Sandringham on November 20, 1925. She was the wife of King Edward VII and queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1901 to 1910 . When she married Prince Edward VII in […]

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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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Alaïa, Azzedine

He was a fashion designer born in Tunisia in February 26, 1935. His father did not want him to study art, but he managed to attend the Fine Arts school in Tunis, Tunisia. Shortly afterwards he got a job as a seamstress, where he finished sewing the clothes that were delivered to him at home. […]

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Agnès b.

Agnès Andrée Marguerite Troublé is a French designer born in Versailles in 1941. She graduated from  École du Louvre in Paris. At seventeen she caught the attention of Elle magazine, in a flea market, where she sold clothes with a unique and stripped style, and started working as an assistant editor for the magazine. After […]

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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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