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Fashion History

Fashion history fanatic? From the first fashion designer Charles Frederick Worth, to costumes of the Victorian era, to modern designer Dior we have it all.

Alexander McQueen, The Life and Times
Fashion visionary Alexander McQueen arose from very humble origins in London, to become a force in high fashion that would literary redefine our understand of modern design through his emotionally provocative creations.

Chanel from No.1 to No.5 - Mother of Modern Couture
Coco Chanel was an influential French fashion designer, founder of the famous brand Chanel creating fashion icons like the little black dress and the Chanel suit.

Giorgio Armani, Beyond Menswear
For a designer who started out in fashion as a window dresser, Giorgio Armani is now one of the biggest names in fashion as Italy's most successful designer, currently worth over $4.1 billion as of 2012.

Alexandra Yushkova - From Russia With Love
With gowns that resemble flowers blowing in the wind, designer Alexandra Yushkova draws heavily on her Russian roots in the creation of her own label, Yushkova Design.

John Galliano - A Vision of Debauchery
The former creative director of the biggest couture fashion houses in the world, Dior and Givenchy, designer John Galliano CBE, RDI now runs his own line, John Galliano.

Diane von Furstenberg - The Wrap Dress
As the creator behind the iconic wrap dress and other designs, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is known for her fresh yet captivatingly modern feminine designs.

The Little Black Dress - Everyone's Favorite
Little Black dresses are forever in style. Black cocktail dresses are a timeless, favorites for special events all year around.

Christian Dior - The Man Behind the House
Christian Dior, legendary French fashion designer. His extravagant creations burst upon the french fashion scene in 1947 and swept everyone along, bringing light and hope to a drab world.

Jean Paul Gaultier, The Enfant Terrible Of Pop Couture
The story of Jean Paul Gaultier's fashion career and how he became one of the world's premier couture designers.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
A fascinating look into the life and times of Jean Paul Gaultier at a high fashion exhibit from the De Young Museum in San Francisco.

Elsa Schiaparelli - Fashion As Art
The history behind one of fashion's most influential fashion designers, Elsa Schiaparelli and how she is inspiring a whole new generation of designers today.

Marc Jacobs - The Genius Behind Louis Vuitton
The life and times of designer Marc Jacobs, one of the most critically acclaimed fashion designers a live today, find out how he saved Louis Vuitton and launched his own label world wide as well.

Cindi Leive - The Face Of Glamour
The story of Cindi Leive and how she became Editor-in-Chief of one of the largest fashion magazines in the world, Glamour.

Fashion History Costume Trends and Eras
A fantastic site by fashion historian Pauline Thomas covering everything you could want to know about historical fashion from Regency fashions to Edwardian Costumes.

Prada - Fashion Powerhouse
The hundred year old tale of House of Prada and how the Prada family transformed it from a leather goods shop in Milan to an international fashion house.

Anna Wintour - The Power Behind Vogue
The rise of Anna Wintour as the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue and how she became the most powerful woman in the fashion world.

Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
The exhibit at the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" details the fashion careers of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.

Stella McCartney, A Fashion Ideal
Stella McCartney is one of the leading fashion designers of England, known for designing all the uniforms for Team Great Britain for the 2012 Olympics. She is the daughter of Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney.

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