The preeminent item found in any modern woman's closet was placed there by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel. This French designer, creator of the little black dress, can also take the credit for popularizing menswear inspired ensembles such as tailored suits, and sportswear. Costume jewelry, pearls, and the c
When Romeo Gigli designs clothing, he takes his inspiration "not [from] the human body itself, but [from] the essence of the personality inside that the body can convey...I am totally convinced that 'the essential' is the greatest elegance one can have." Gigli has become a leader in the fashion world
As the high priestess of the 1960s Mod cult and the mother of the miniskirt, Mary Quant focused on a fashion philosophy that was simple, direct, and explicit: sex. Understandably, her name is synonymous with '60s swinging culture, a culture that reveled in the sensual body.
From "Bazaar," her shop
As the dramatic doyenne of the fashion world, Vivienne Westwood is England's true queen mother. A mixture of elegance, audacity, humour, and Margaret Thatcher on acid, she shocks, rocks, and continues in her sixties to seduce the fashion world.
Fiercely anti-establishment, anti-hippy, and brilliant