Serre, Marine

Marine Serre (1991). French Designer. She graduated from Le Chambre in Brussels presenting a final show entitled “Radical Call For Love”.

Marine Serre (1991). French Designer. The designer was born in Brive-la – Gaillarde near Corrèze (France) on 13 December 1991. She graduated with full marks in 2016 at the École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre (better known as Le Chambre) in Brussels, presenting a final show entitled “Radical Call For Love” which will attract the attention of buyers from The Broken Arm and Dover Street Market.

Hybridism and transformation are the central pivot of Serre Marine’s creativity: an original blend of comfort and practicality which, in any case, does not forget to also endorse the theme of femininity. A dualism that does not seem to hold up but that leads the French designer to success. Her style has been defined as “Futurewear”, that is futuristic. Supported, in her own way, also thanks to the use of upcycled items that make up her collections.

Marine Serre, before founding her eponymous brand in 2017, carried out an internship in Sarah Burton’s atelier, in Alexander McQueen and then again in Maison Margiela, in Dior at the time of Raf Simons and in Balenciaga under the guidance of Demna Gvasalia.

Awards

In June 2017, the designer won the LVMH Prize, founded in 2014 to support the new generation of Fashion Biz. A recognition that allows her to achieve an interesting notoriety. Moreover, she has the opportunity to dress women of the star system. Among them Beyoncé (who chooses a Marine Serre look for the video of the single Already), Kendall Jenner and Adele. Her debut on the Parisian catwalks took place in 2018.

In 2020 Marine receives another prestigious award, the Andam’s family fund award, the recognition assigned by the Association Nationale pour le Developpement des Arts de la Mode to encourage the growth of new Made en France fashion artists.

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Bailly, Christiane

Bailly Christiane (1932-2000). French designer, considered one of the pioneers of prêt-à-porter. She made her début in the world of fashion as a model.

Bailly Christiane (1932-2000). French designer, considered one of the pioneers of prêt-à-porter. Born in Lyon, she made her début in the world of fashion as a model: first, in 1957, working almost exclusively for Balenciaga, and later working freelance for Chanel and Dior. When she decided create her own designs, she opted for a style that was functional and reduced to essentials. Her start, in 1959, was similar to that of many other designers of the time: a portfolio under the arm and a lot of time spent in waiting rooms.

Thanks to a sketch sold to Marie Chasseng, one of her designs made the pages of Women’s Wear Daily. The critics were favorable, but commercial success was still far off, and soon her partnership with Emanuelle Khanh, which had the help of Rabanne, their assistant, came to an end.

Bailly was one of the first designers to create a complete knitwear collection. The American journalist Hebe Dorsey invited her to present her collection in New York in a group with other new talents. It was 1966, and her clothes caused a sensation. But she was unable to start her own business and worked for others: 4 years for Missoni, 6 for Aujard. From 1981 to 1983 she again tried to start her own griffe. She fell back on prestigious collaborations with Cerruti, Rabanne, Hermès, and Scherrer. According to the critics, she had much less success than she deserved.

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Durst, André

Durst André (1907-1949). French photographer. His pictures are closely connected to the formation of Surrealism. He has also worked for Vogue.

Durst André (1907-1949). French photographer. His pictures are closely connected to the formation of Surrealism. After arriving in Paris from Marseilles, he met often with Cocteau and Bérard. In 1934, he documented the Patou collection for French Vogue. Two years later, the magazine put him in charge of the photo department. They also made him responsible for photo features on the work of the great Parisian tailors from Balenciaga to Rochas.

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Herrera, Carolina

Carolina Herrera. Before she started her career in fashion, she was considered one of the ten most elegant women in the world.

Carolina Herrera (1938). Venezuelan designer. Before becoming interested in fashion, she was considered as one of the ten most elegant women in the world. In 1981 she launched her own line in New York. It was 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.

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Carolina Herrera.

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.

In 2009 Carolina’s homonymous daughter, started working alongside the designer, especially on the lauch of the new fragrances, like the famous CH Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera recently

In 2018 Wes Gordon (Central Saint Martin of London’s alumnus and intern for Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford) debuts as the creative director of the brand, taking Carolina’s place. She then became the global brand ambassador.

There is a new collection to be designed every six weeks. Fashion has changed and it’s too fast, there is too much pressure. Carolina Herrera talking about the internal change.

The brand, part of the Puig group, still maintains a feminine and sophisticated allure with a powerful game between contemporary fashion and the griffe’s historic heritage.

In 2020, the neo vice-president of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, during her first public speed wore a white tailleur by the griffe. The suit becomes a tribute to the suffragettes of yesterday and today. A symbol of female emancipation not only in politics but also in the social field.

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Kamala Harris wearing the white tailleur by Carolina Herrera.

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