Anne. Belgian designer. She studied at the Antwerp Academy. In 2001 she presented her Collection in Paris with doll-like puppets that moved along the runway through a mechanic system of moving cables. Satellites of Love, as the Collection was called, toured worldwide and the objects became collectors’ objects.
Holly (1939). American designer. After graduating in Texas, she moved to Los Angeles where she opened her own boutique. In 1972 she created her own Collection, which was distributed by the department store Bendel of New York. The Collection was moderately successful immediately. Her talent lies in the soft and harmonious lines of her drawing. It is for this reason that she uses special fabrics such as painted silk and opaque jersey.
Holly Harp with Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Pauline Tingere, and about forty more designers present a selection of ‘perfect clothes for Summer parties’ at the Holiday Clothing Show. During the event at the Metropolitan Pavilion of New York, the Texan designer presented her partywear Collection and evening bags.
London department store, established in 1849 by Henry Charles. Destroyed by a fire in 1883, it reopened in the Knightsbridge area. In 1898 the first lift was inaugurated. It has always followed fashion very closely. In 1985 the House of Fraser group sold it to the Egyptian brothers, Al Fayed.
Harrods, famous for its strong dress code of ‘No jeans, no shorts, no leggings’, bowed for the first time in 150 years, to allow a rock concert by Aerosmith, who were in London to promote a new record.
The most precious shoes ever manufactured were put on sale. Harrods displayed a pair of shoes worth 1 million pounds worth in the store windows. They were created by Stuart Weitzman with 642 round and oval rubies and platinum, inspired by Dorothy’s slippers in The Wizard of Oz.
German clothing company. It is one of the sector’s leading companies. Established in the late 1940s, the company began with women’s ready-to-wear. Following this success, it developed menswear lines and very successful children’s lines. It exports 30% of its production to 24 countries — its first markets were in Benelux, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and France. There are 30 branch offices worldwide.
60% of Hucke’s production is exported into 20 countries, including the Ukraine, Scandinavia, and Hong Kong. Hucke Italy is located in Genoa.
Austrian brand of ready-to-wear fashion that took its name from its creator. Hans Rieger launched the brand in 1992 after studying marketing and working as a fashion designer for several Austrian clothing industries.
The designer’s Collections are on sale by Rieger Fashion, the Salzburg’s boutique in Munzgasse.
Duncan Nancy. Academic and critic of fashion photography, a field in which she specialized when she was assistant curator at the International Museum of Photo of the George Eastmen House. Those studies were merged into her book Storia della fotografia di moda (translated as History of Fashion Photography), which was published in 1978 and also reprinted also in French with a preface by Yves Saint-Laurent. The work analyzes the trends and the changes in the art of photography through 100 years of cover pictures.
Marc (1970). French designer. Born in Clermond Ferrand, he is a graduate of the École Supérieure des Arts Appliquèes Duperre in Paris. He began his career working for Dior, Thierry Mugler, and Yves Saint-Laurent. He was worked as the artistic director at Mila Schön since the Spring-Summer 2003 Collection. He has designed a final, coherent line of cultivated quotations and with loyalty to Schön’s inclination for tailoring through filtering Schön’s history and emphasizing the couture imprint of the brand. Memorable are his wonderful taffeta blouses decorated with jabot-origami.
Magazine that is regarded as documentation of the fashion and customs of the young people in the 1960s. It was published in London (1959-86) by the International Publishing Corporation. Its style included simple, confident graphics and language. The magazine, often riding against the current, was the stepping stone for young and emerging creators and designers. At the time, this included the inventor of the miniskirt, Mary Quant.
Handmade fabric similar to bouclé, which is heavy and knotted, but very warm to wear. It is used for sport jackets and coats.
Carolina (1938). Venezuelan designer. Before becoming interested into fashion, she was simply considered as one of the ten most elegant women in the world. In 1981 she launched her own line in New York, based on jackets, tailleurs, and cocktail dresses. The clothes were sober, essential, but above all, very feminine. Her grandmother and great-grandmother used to buy their wardrobes from the great Parisian tailors based in New York. For this reason, the rigorous cutting and the sculptural structure of her dresses have often evoked Poiret and Balenciaga. Born in Caracas, she married the landowner Reinaldo Herrera. Nancy Reagan, Kathleen Turner, and Caroline Kennedy are among her most famous clients.
The section dedicated to the Spanish designers of the Smithsonian National Museum at the Behring Center exhibits one of the dresses created by the designer.