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    Sable

    The tsarina of furs. The Siberian people paid the iassak, the tax that ended up in the tsar’s personal coffers, in sable. The Monomachus’s crown, called a chapka and made of gold filigree over a gold base studded with precious…

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    Snow

    Carmel (1888-1961). American journalist. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, and moved as a young emigrant to the US where her mother opened a dressmaker’s. She started working for Vogue in 1921 where, thanks to her excellent ability to predict…

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    Symonds

    Anthony (1964). English designer born in London. Before finishing his studies at Central St Martin’s School, he was already working with John Galliano and won the designer of the year award at Graduate Fashion Week. After graduating in 1994, he…

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    Schella Kan

    Austrian brand of ready-to-wear fashion. It was founded in Vienna in 1984 by two schoolfriends, Anita Aigner and Arnauld Hans. They took part in a collective fashion show in Paris and their clothes are sold in Belgium, Germany, France, and…

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    Sartori

    Franco (1929-1987). Italian journalist and editor. Son of a Corriere della Sera manager, he too worked for the newspaper company and, having been marketing manager, was given the task of researching a weekly women’s magazine with an innovative feel. This…

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    Stretch Yarn

    A term used to describe all elasticated fabrics. After appearing in the Paris collections in the 1960s, stretch fabric played an important role in the production of underwear and swimming costumes in the 1970s. The first fashion designer to use…

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    Sassoon

    Vidal (1928). English hairdresser. His style of cutting and his mainly geometric hairstyles was, during the 1950s and 1960s, one of the springboards of the aesthetic revolution which accompanied the liberalization and change in fashion in the era of Swinging…

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    Sardinia

    Adolfo (1933). American designer. Having escaped family pressure to become a lawyer, he was saved by following his aunt, Maria Lopez, from Cuba, where she comes from, to Paris. She presented him to the Maison Balenciaga where Adolfo got to…

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    Selene

    Italian ready-to-wear company founded by Walter Burani in 1960 in Reggio Emilia to produce and distribute outdoor clothes for little girls. Having achieved 1,000 sales points, the company launched a line for older girls, while investments allowed them to modernize…

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    Stiebel

    Victor (1907-1976). South African designer. He worked in London and at the age of 17 moved to Durban. A forerunner of the casual but well-cut look, he opened his own fashion house in 1932. English Vogue immediately noticed his Greek-inspired…