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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Agha, Mehemed Fehmy

Mehemed Fehmy Agha was descendant of Turks and was born in present-day Ukraine in 1896. He had a key role in difning the job of the art director in magazines of early 20th century. He graduated in arts and later in economics when he lived in Kiev. After moving to Paris he graduated in Oriental […]

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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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