Marc Jacobs is perhaps the best known, and most celebrated American fashion designer of his generation. After growing up in New Jersey, Jacobs attended Parsons The New School for Design in Manhattan, where he was awarded the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award in 1984 for his design work. Jacobs also des
Christian Lacroix is one of the most influential couturiers of the last twenty years. His over-the-top, sumptuous ensembles have come to symbolize the decadence and glamour of the 1980s.
As a young man, Lacroix was very interested in European fashion history; he initially wanted to be a museum c
Hisano has been fascinated with making jewelry since childhood. She loved to draw and paint, but the tangible act of beading and stringing was much more entertaining. The sweet reward of being able to wear the work was enthralling. She was first introduced to jewelry making in metals in high
Paloma's jewelry career began in 1968, when she was a costume designer in Paris. Some rhinestone necklaces she had created from flea market finds brought positive attention from critics, and she enrolled in a jewelry course. Soon, Yves Saint Laurent asked her to design accessories to accompany one of