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    Organzine

    Light fabric, made using two more more twisted threads of organize silk yarn. It is similar to muslin, but is more compact and robust and not as soft. In the second half of the 1950s, Emilio Pucci, who was always…

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    Onyx

    Italian designer label devoted entirely to teenage fashion. It has 21 stores in Italy, and is best known for its T-“shirts and vest-tops. Onyx has recently developed a “total look” approach to the market, producing jeans, tracksuits, and sport shoes,…

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    Ong

    Benny (1949). English designer of Asian origin, known for his very feminine evening dresses. Born in Singapore, he studied at the St. Martin’s School of Art in London and started his own business in 1974 after working for different companies.

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    Ottoman

    Medium-weight, closely-woven fabric, with clearly visible horizontal threads. Can be made from silk, wool, cotton, or rayon, with different wefts.

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    Orcel

    Gilbert. French milliner. Active on the fashion scene from 1938 to 1972, who retired when the concept of the hat as an essential item of dress died out. After the war he became established worldwide and won a Neiman Marcus…

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    Orry-Kelly

    Business name of John Kelley (1897-1964), an American costume designer. He formed one of the most celebrated partnerships between a costume designer and screen star with Bette Davis (like Garbo-Adrian and Dietrich-Banton). His creations influenced American women’s fashion for over…

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    Otter

    Short haired, sheared, and shining fur similar to a beaver’s, but dark brown or black, and more precious.

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    Olivieri

    Renato Olivieri was a journalist and writer. Former editor of Grazia magazine. He started off his career in the early 1950s in Turin working for Popolo Nuovo. But it was only in 1953 that he got involved in the fashion…

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    Oscar Suleyman

    Women’s ready-to-wear label. Oscar Raajmakers and Suleyman Demir were both born in Holland in 1972 and they followed the same course at the Fashion Department of the Arnhem Arts Academy from 1992 to 1996. They started off working together for…

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    Oroblu

    Hosiery range created in 1987. Specialized in the production of support and anti-cellulite tights. Distributed throughout Europe, USA, South America, Japan, and South Africa. Oroblu attended the New York Fashion Coterie, the most important East Coast exhibition for up-and-coming labels…