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Top Fashion Designers and Their Place in History

TOP FASHION DESIGNERS AND THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY



Oleg Cassini



Background



1936



Started designing clothes in NYC in 1936



1960s



Best known for his 1960s collaborations with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis



TRADEMARK STYLE



The "Jackie O" look



His designs with the First Lady strongly influenced evening and bridal gowns



Louis Feraud



Background



1950



Opened a boutique in Cannes in 1950



Gained a fashion following through celebrities visiting the area for the Festival de Cannes



TRADEMARK STYLE



Brightly colored lines inspired by cultures around the world.



Pieces with heavy embroidery or geometric patterns



Achille Maramotti



Background



1951



Established the Max Mara fashion house in 1951



Saw that the mass production of designer clothing was the future of fashion



TRADEMARK STYLE



Classic, chic designs



Several different brands in the Max Mara Fashion Group which offer stylish, ready-to-wear clothes



Hubert De Givenchy



Background



1952



Founded his design house in Paris in 1952



Dressed Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina and other films



TRADEMARK STYLE



Contemporary, ladylike designs



Inspired by both haute couture and avant-garde



Halston



Background



1957



Opened his first shop in Chicago in 1957



Designed the pillbox hat Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis wore to her husband's inauguration



TRADEMARK STYLE



Haute couture, Made to Order, and Ready to Wear lines



Jet-set styles that influenced the uniform designs in the 1970s



Andre Courreges



Background



Originally studied civil engineering, but became a designer at age 25



1961



Started his own line in 1961



TRADEMARK STYLE



Known for ultra-modern designs, like his 1964 "Space Age" collection



Lays claim to the miniskirt



Geoffrey Beene



Background



1947



Moved to NYC in 1947 and established his own line in 1963



Dressed Pat Nixon, Nancy Reagan, Glenn Close, and other famous women



TRADEMARK STYLE



Haute couture fashion for her



Ready-to-wear tailored suits for men



Oscar De La Renta



Background



Originally studied painting but became entranced by fashion



1965



Started his own ready-to-wear label in 1965



TRADEMARK STYLE



The choice for elegance for a number of First Ladies



Known for designing classic and flattering silhouettes



Carolina Herrera



Background



1980



Worked in a boutique in Venezuela until she launched her own line in 1980



2008



Was awarded the Council of Fashion Designers in America's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008



TRADEMARK STYLE



Dramatic yet elegant style



Commissioned an original classical music piece, "Capriccio for Carolina," for her Fall 2013 fashion show.



Johnny Talbot & Adrian Runhof



Background



Both designers initially pursued careers in other fields



2000



Established "All About Eve" fashion label in Munich in 1992 and renamed it Talbot Runhof in 2000



TRADEMARK



Elegant evening wear for modern women



A red carpet leader worn by Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, and Carrie Underwood

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Hubert de Givenchy founded his design house in Paris in 1952. This design house created contemporary and ladylike styles that were inspired by both haute couture and avant-garde elements. Take a look ...
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