Designer Marathon Volume 2

Designer Marathon Volume 2
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Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta is a name synonymous with elegance, glamour and sophistication. Over the course of his 40 year career, Oscar de la Renta has translated that name into…
Louis Vuitton
The French-based house of Louis Vuitton, creating luggage since 1854, has grown into an international symbol of luxury. In 1997, Marc Jacobs was appointed as creative director to develop the…
Sonia Rykiel
As many may already know, Sonia Rykiel is the woman who played a key role in introducing Robert Altman to the world of fashion. Ten years have passed since Altman…
Ralph Lauren
For four decades, Ralph Lauren has been creating a name that represents American elegance and classic tailoring. He has shaped the way people dress as well as the way they…
Salvatore Ferragamo
Although the original founder of Ferragamo passed away in 1960, the Italian fashion house is still going strong thanks to the younger generations of the Ferragamo family. Started in 1914…
Giorgio Armani
With twelve product lines and revenues over one billion dollars, Giorgio Armani has been dubbed the 'Rei di Italia'---the King of Italy. His reign began in 1975, and with the…
Missoni
Husband and wife team Tai and Rosita Missoni are the creators of vibrant knits and simple shapes: the hallmarks of the House of Missoni. Missoni introduced the first collection in…
Michael Kors
In 1981, Michael Kors formed his eponymous fashion label devoted to chic and luxurious American sportswear. Kors studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and began working…
Valentino
With a career that spanned 45 years, Valentino Garavani was born in a small town in northern Italy. His single name became synonymous with refinement. Valentino dressed rock to royalty…
Hussein Chalayan
Graduating from the prestigious Central St. Martins School of Art, Hussein Chalayan quickly burst onto the avantgarde London fashion scene with his intellectually challenging designs. Chalayan approaches fashion as an…
Bill Blass
Bill Blass, couturier to a coterie of loyal ladies who lunch was the first American designer to achieve superstardom. It's a long way from Fort Wayne to Seventh Avenue but…
Matthew Williamson
Matthew Williamson has been taking fashion on a global tour with his colorful and feminine confections since the inception of his own line in 1997. His work is often infused…
Gianfranco Ferre
Known as the "architect of fashion" for the sculpted shapes and structured design of his work, Italian designer Gianfranco Ferre brought drama and elegance to the world of fashion. He…

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