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In 1978 Miuccia Prada inherited the family's leather goods business from her mother and quickly expanded the company into one of the most talked-about clothing and accessories lines in Italy. Prada is always ahead of the times, and her individual style is often translated into trends by her contemporaries. In…
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Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 1
Nothing is more inspirational to Roberto Cavalli than the feminine form. His luxurious creations, which he designs along with business partner and wife Eva, make women feel sexy and confident. An iconic Roberto Cavalli print begins with a photograph taken by Cavalli himself. His prints are unique and intricate, making…
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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana launched their signature line in 1986 to international applause. The Dolce & Gabbana woman is instantly recognizable. Inspired by Dolce's Sicilian heritage, their designs are unmistakably Mediterranean. The ultimate Italian woman is their muse. Masters of the mix, Dolce & Gabbana have made an art…
Oscar de la Renta
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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 a successful brand now associated with fragrances, furs, and home wares. Mr. de la Renta's work is infused with sensuality…
Marc Jacobs
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Plucked from New York City's Parsons School of Design in 1984 to start his own line, Marc Jacobs - today's king of all that is downtown cool - has survived a lion's share of ups and downs, and has managed to consistently land on his feet. Though he was unceremoniously…
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Filled with lavish parties, celebrity entourages and miles of platinum blond hair, the glamorous life of Donatella Versace personifies the daring, brazenly sexy brand built by her brother Gianni Versace. Sadly, it was Gianni's tragic death in July of 1997 that catapulted Donatella to the helm of the Versace Empire.…
Anna Sui
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In 1980, Anna Sui launched her eponymous fashion line based out of her Manhattan apartment. Now, that bedroom business has blossomed into an international empire, with thirty-two boutiques in five countries and accessory and beauty lines bearing Sui's name too. Sui made that name with frou-frou dresses that married pop…
Celine
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The house of Celine has been synonymous with French elegance and luxury, with roots dating back to after World War II. Fine leather accessories and classic sportswear designs are its heritage. Yet, for more than fifty years, the Celine collection was designed by creative teams, then in 1997, American designer…
Louis Vuitton
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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 first ready-to-wear collection for the house. During his tenure, Jacobs has elevated the accessory brand into a must-see show on…
Sonia Rykiel
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