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In celebration of March being Women’s History Month we are looking at women who’ve made history from the world of design, today we are remembering Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Chanel is known for the major changes she made in designing women’s fashion, whether it’s using softer and more flowing fabrics like jersey or helping liberate women from the corset or the accusations of consorting with the Germans during World War II. Today Chanel is known for the fashion empire that is still run in her name and the high-end fashion it produces under the leadership of Karl Lagerfeld, click here to read a more in-depth post I did on Chanel in August 2015.
In celebration of March being Women’s History Month, we are looking at women who have made history in our world in the field of design. Today we are focusing on the life of a great American Interior Designer, Elsie de Wolf. de Wolf is known for eliminating the clutter of Victorian design and leading America into the 20 Century as well as creating the cocktail party. For a more in-depth look at her life and career click here to see the post I did on her birthday in 2014.
During the month of March, we will be celebrating Women’s History Month by looking at some of the amazing women who have made their marks in the world of Design. Today we are remembering famed Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli, the woman known for her artistic gowns and collaborations with Salvador Dali. Once described as Chanel’s “chief competition” Schiaparelli was the McQueen of her day and continues to have a strong influence on fashion in the 21st Century. Click here to see the more in-depth post I wrote on her birthday in 2014.
During the month of March, we will be celebrating Women’s History Month by looking at some of the amazing women who have made their marks in the world of Design. Today we are remembering fashion maven Diana Vreeland. Vreeland was known for her distinct way of dressing which got her a column in Harper’s Bazaar and eventually led to her being Editor-In-Chief of Vogue magazine. Today Vreeland is remembered for her straightforward approach and the amazing exhibits she curated while she headed up the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Click here to see the more in-depth post I wrote on her birthday in 2015.
During the month of March, we will be celebrating Women’s History Month by looking at some of the amazing women who have made their marks in the world of Design. Today we are remembering the life of former First Lady and style icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the woman known for bringing life back to the White House and leading the American nation through the dark days following the assassination of her husband. Click here to see the more in-depth post I wrote on her birthday in 2015.
During the month of March, we will be celebrating Women’s History Month by looking at some of the amazing women who have made their marks in the world of Design. Today we are beginning with British fashion designer Mary Quant, the person credited with creating the mod fashion movement of the 1960’s in London that swept across the planet, click here to see the more in-depth post I wrote on her birthday in 2016.
I was driving to an appointment with a client yesterday when I heard the news on the radio that Mary Tyler Moore had died at the age of 80 and my heart broke a little. I honestly think it’s crazy how wrapped up we get in actors and musicians but it truly feels like they become a part of our lives. For me, Mary Tyler Moore has been in my life since I was 3 years old when the Mary Tyler Moore Show came on the air in 1970, if we were home on Saturday nights when that show was on we watched. I remember sitting and watching Mary lose her cool at the funeral of Chuckles the Clown, remember he was dressed in a peanut costume at a parade and died after an elephant tried to “shell” him. I remember thinking how cool her apartment was in that big house in Minneapolis, you remember the one that was one giant room and she had those big windows and a door that went out onto a balcony. I remember thinking how much Mary Tyler Moore reminded me of my own mom, they way they wore their hair and the clothes they wore. (above image via)
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Tastemaker post but I couldn’t let today’s pass, Jean Patou. Patou was born on this day in Paris in 1887 into a family of tanners and furriers. Jean Patou was very passionate from an early age on becoming a couturier and he opened his first shop in 1912 and sold out his whole collection of 1914 to one American. Unfortunately, World War I interrupted Patou’s work when he was drafted after the German invasion of Belgium, he eventually attained the rank of Captain before the war came to an end in 1918. Patou reopened his couture house in 1919 and set about changing fashion, he is credited with creating sportswear for women as well as the tennis skirt, he added length to women’s skirts, and he began using knits in swimwear. In addition to women’s clothing Patou is credited with creating designer ties, he made men’s ties out of the same fabrics as he was using for women’s clothes. In 1925 Jean Patou created three perfumes which were a huge success, when the bottom fell out of the luxury clothing market in 1929 Patou’s perfumes are what kept him afloat. Sadly Jean Patou died in 1933 at the age of 46, his sister and her husband took over the business but today all that remains of the Patou creations are five different perfumes of the original 35 created by Jean Patou. Here’s to Jean Patou, a Tabulous Tastemaker. (above image via)
In celebration of the 90th anniversary for the House of Fendi in Rome Assouline publishing recently released a book they created in conjunction with Fendi, entitled Fendi Roma. Fendi Roma tells the amazing story of the small fur and leather workshop in Rome founded in 1926 and how it has grown to become a major fashion house without losing sight of how it all began. The creators of Fendi Romagive us a wonderful look at the history of Fendi by delving into the Fendi photographic archives as well as exploring the relationship between the brand and it’s home city of Rome, a source of constant inspiration. The book is divided into five chapters with the first being about Rome, followed by Creativity, Femininity, the Future, and Family. If you are a lover of Italian fashion and fashion history this is book you need for your collection, check out Fendi Roma in more detail at the Assouline website, in the meantime here’s a peek between the pages, Enjoy!!!
This week I’m beginning several weekly posts on books being published by the luxury book brand of Assouline, I’ve done several of these posts in the past and am very excited to do more. My first book focus is on Assouline’s new book that came out in August called Fendi Roma, a look behind the doors of the luxury brand to see what it takes to create almost a centuries worth of beautiful fashion and accessories, today we’ll look at the brand itself and tomorrow focus on the book. Fendi started out as a small leather and fur workshop opening their first boutique in Rome in 1926, today Fendi is known as a global powerhouse in the world of luxury brands where they still work in furs and leathers as well as fashion and accessories such as handbags. Today the creative team at Fendi for fur and ladies Ready To Wear is headed by design legend Karl Lagerfeld and members of the Fendi family are still on board as head of creatives for accessories and the men’s line. Join me today for a look at the world of Fendi and check back tomorrow as we enter the world ofFendi Roma from Assouline publishing. Have a wonderful day and Enjoy!!! (above image via)