Without any kind of prior biographical knowledge, one would never guess that fashion designer Alexander Herchcovitch hails from Brazil, capital of plastic surgery, bronzed buns and bathing suits. His somewhat dark approach seems more appropriately fitting for someone from, say, Paris. Or anywhere whe
With Madeleine Vionnet, modern style and elegance stepped onstage. The 'Queen of the Bias Cut,' she replaced the upholstered look of bustles and petticoats with flowing lines and draped fabrics. She liberated women from the torture and constraint of the corset; she allowed them to breathe, to move gr
"Wannabe" is the name of shoe designer Patrick Cox's lower-priced collection, which appeals to folks who want to emulate the look of the high-end stuff. But a wannabe this top designer is not. From his school days in the mid-1980s up until the present, Cox has had a brilliant avant-garde career desig
When fashion emperor Christian Dior died unexpectedly in 1957, the fashion world ground to a halt. Many wondered what would become of the legendary Dior label. Who could fill such immense shoes?
Unbeknownst to many, Dior had already picked his successor: a boy-wonder named Yves Saint Laurent. Saint