Paul Poiret was born on April 20th, 1879 to a cloth merchant in the neighborhood of Les Halles, Paris. When Poiret was a teenager he took some of his sketches to Madame Cheruit, a dressmaker, who purchased a dozen from him. He continued to sell his sketches until he was hired by Jacques Doucet in 189
Comfortable flamboyance is the key to the fashion designs of Paul Smith. In his hands, bright colors and floral prints seem natural and even inviting. He embraces embellishment and extravagance while still paying heed to utilitarian goals, designing loose-fitting, ephemeral, yet sharp clothes that hi
Emilio Pucci wasn't exactly Austin Powers -- he didn't time-travel or spy, and his teeth were good. But like Powers, he was a man of many talents. He was an aristocrat, a fighter pilot, a war hero, an Olympic skier, and later, a wildly successful designer, a politician, and a winemaker.
Born in 191
By rights, Todd Oldham should have been a fashion failure. He is exceptionally polite and sunny in an industry that punishes good manners and good cheer. He is openly critical of the fashion machine. Worst of all, he finds fashion funny, and fashion is an entity not known for its sense of humor. None