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Gucci Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 6
What began in Florence in the 1920s as a small family-owned leather goods business quickly because the pioneering symbol of Italian craftsmanship and style throughout the world. Gucci was and is the ultimate in luxury goods for the influential and famous. The label was the epitome of high style until…
John Galliano Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
When John Galliano graduated from London's Central St Martins School of Art in the early eighties he was a shy young designer with a quiet confidence who was already showing signs of future acclaim. Early in his career commercial success was elusive. Then, he created fashion history when he was…
John Galliano Part 2
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
While always known for his dramatic tendencies, the financial success that comes with being the Creative Director of Christian Dior, and a part of the LVMH stable, has given John Galliano the checkbook with which to pay for an imagination that seems to have no limits. His collections have drawn…
Alexander McQueen Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Before bursting onto the London fashion scene with his daring, provocative collections, Alexander McQueen honed his tailoring skills on Savile Row. His sharp tailoring would continue to influence his dramatic collections as he explored challenging silhouettes presented in powerfully evocative landscapes. McQueen's skill was quickly recognized by the fashion cognoscenti…
Alexander McQueen Part 2
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Becoming an established name didn't slow down this enfant terrible. Alexander McQueen continues to explore dramatic silhouettes ranging from the most fragile of dresses to molded carapace-like corsets all within a poetic storyline. As his career builds the fashion crowd anxiously awaits each additional chapter.
Christian Dior Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
The name Christian Dior is synonymous with luxury and glamour in the world of clothing, accessories, fragrance and cosmetics. Come to Paris to meet the master Dior himself in the early days of the House and see how the Dior label has flourished under famous designers such as Yves Saint…
Christian Dior Part 2
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
When John Galliano, the "bad boy" of British fashion was brought over by LVMH's Bernard Arnault to head Christian Dior it was a dream come true. His incredible vision has flourished under the auspices of the legendary designer and the fashion powerhouse.
Vivienne Westwood Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Vivienne Westwood, the mother of punk style and the Grande Dame of British fashion has never failed to provoke. With an enduring love of historical fashions but a keen eye for innovation, Westwood has consistently delivered clothes that not only honor the female form but subvert societal notions of gender,…
Vivienne Westwood Part 2
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
After over three decades in fashion, Vivienne Westwood is the reigning queen of provocative fashion with a message. While always political and daring, a more refined hand is seen in her later collections, achieving elegance without turning her back on daring cuts and a quintessentially avant-garde aesthetic. At over sixty…
Yves Saint Laurent Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
In June 2008 Yves Saint Laurent tragically lost his long battle with brain cancer and the world mourned the loss of one of its greatest couturiers. Saint Laurent was undoubtedly one of the most influential designers of our time. For over four decades, he intuitively understood what women desire. He…
Yves Saint Laurent Part 2
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
When Yves Saint Laurent retired in 2002 many thought that the house could continue no longer without the master at the helm, however a stellar lineup of designers starting with Alber Elbaz have flourished in his wake. Tom Ford created waves when he took over and now Stefano Pilati continues…
Christian Lacroix Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 4
Far removed from its heyday of the 50s and 60s, by the early eighties, haute couture was a dying business. However, a young man from the south of France, planning a career as a museum curator would soon turn that world upside down. Lacroix spent several years at Hermes but…