Pierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain (b. St. Jean de Maurienne, France, May 18, 1914 – Paris, France, June 29, 1982) was a French fashion designer. Known for sophistication and elegance, he said that "dressmaking is the architecture of movement."
Balmain's father, who died when the future designer
It takes a lot to get noticed in the London fashion scene these days. With competition like John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, one may have to scream -- or better yet whisper. It is this latter tactic that Hussein Chalayan has chosen. Sure, he's buried iron-studded dresses in the yard to get them r
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