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    Giordano Basso

    Italian silk factory. It is named after its founder, who established it in 1927 in Breganze (Vicenza). Basso had no particular background. He worked in finance. He was simply motivated by a strong passion for silkworm breeding. He began production…

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    Griffin

    Jeff (1967). British designer. After studied at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, he completed apprenticeships with Gian Marco Venturi, Valentino, and Ferré. He started looking for a business partner before making his debut, and found Nick Hart. His…

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    Greasers

    Youth bands who introduced street style, a clothing style. La Honda, California, 1965: the meeting between Ginsberg, Ken Kesy and his Merry Pranksters with Sonny Barger, head of the Hell’s Angels, is remembered as one of the most productive intersections…

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    Gemelli

    Clothing store in Milan. It opened in 1930 as a shop for hosiery and gloves on Corso Vercelli, which at the time was a street on the outskirts of the city. The owner, Attilio Gemelli, immediately revealed his talent for…

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    Guru

    Jacke T-shirt that became trendy in the western world during the 1970s after the West fell in love with the East. It was inspired by religious guides and Indian politicians. Pandit Nehru always wore one in white cotton. In the…

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    Gernreich

    Rudi (1922-1985). American designer. He anticipated the era of the nude look, presenting, in 1964, a topless bathing suit. It caused a scandal. But just a few years later, all the beaches in the western world, despite fines and injunctions,…

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    Gibson

    Elspeth (1963). English designer, born in Nottingham. She finished her fashion studies in 1984 and the following year found a job with Zandra Rhodes in London. After a short period as head designer at Monix, she launched her own brand…

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    Gazzoni

    Concetta. Italian dressmaker, born in Rome. In the late 1800s she had an intuition which, almost a century later, has given birth to shops and fashion trends: the idea of second-hand clothes. She would buy used garments from the great…

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    Giuliani

    Aldo (1979). Italian photographer. Native of Grosseto, he first moves to Bologna, where he studies at the Dams, then to Milan where he graduates for the European Institute of Design before becoming Gianpaolo Barbieri’s assistant. His photos appears on several…

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    Goldberg

    Nathaniel (1970). French photographer. In 1996 he won the prestigious prize dedicated for young fashion photographers at Hyères. His photos are published in Harper’s Bazaar USA, W Magazine, Numèro, The Face, and Vogue France. He lives in Paris and New…