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Fashion designers

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Vivienne Westwood, 1980-1989

In the 1970s, Vivienne Westwood and her partner Malcolm McLaren gained attention for designing clothes that captured the zeitgeist of the punk movement. Later, Westwood struck out on her own, and in 1989 Women's Wear Daily Publisher John Fairchild crowned her one of "the six best designers in the world." This online exhibit from the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) explores...
Fashion Design & Merchandising Resources Online

For fashion design students, it may be hard to determine which online resources will be the most useful as they prepare for a career in the field. The librarians at Kent State University's fashion library have created a tremendous resource for those individuals, and the results of their hard work can be found here. Here visitors will find a topical list of annotated resources organized into a...
Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

For its Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, the Met presents Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. The exhibition points out the similarities between these "two Italian designers from different eras." Elsa Schiaparelli worked in Paris from the 1920s through the 1950s, and is associated with the Surrealist movement, creating, for example, lobster dresses and skeleton dresses...
Worth/Mainbocher: Demystifying the Haute Couture

Travel through over 100 years of fashion in this exhibition from the Museum of the City of New York. Images of 119 garments produced by two design houses: Worth, the Paris studio of Englishman Charles Frederick Worth, and Mainbocher, founded by Main Rousseau Bocher, who was born in Chicago, are arranged on a timeline stretching from 1860 - 1967. Biographies of both designers can be read on the...