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
"Windows are the great unsung heroes of image communication: They are 3-D billboards bolted to the front of your store." In the early '80s, Simon Doonan changed our concept of "window shopping." Part elaborate artistic creation, part unbridled sales promotion, Doonan's windows heralded a new phase of
Few words are as synonymous with luxury as Gucci. We see the gilded "G" and we know, instantly, that its wearer is in the 40-percent tax bracket. However, Gucci's beginnings were a bit more humble. Guccio Gucci, a former maitre d'hotel, started the company in early-1920s Florence as a purveyor of lea
If the fashion world didn't have a Tom Ford, it would have to invent one. Smart, good looking, and charming, with unerring taste, he seems genetically engineered to rule the design universe. The man Rita Wilson calls "the sexiest gay man alive" has never known an awkward phase. Even in high school, w