Bakst, Léon

Bakst, Léon . The professional name of Lev Samojlovic Rosenberg (1886-1924). Russian painter. He created the avant-guard movement known as The World of Art.

Bakst, Léon . The professional name of Lev Samojlovic Rosenberg (1886-1924), a Russian painter. A Symbolist, he created together with Diaghilev and Alexandre Benois the avant-guard movement known as The World of Art. He followed Diaghilev to Paris and was the most important costume and set designer of the Ballets Russes. He worked on Schéhérazade (1909), The Firebird (1910), and Afternoon of a Faun. His references to the folk traditions of his native land, charged with exoticism, influenced the French fashions of those years.

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Alain Manoukian

Alain Manoukian (1946), French designer, he founded the eponymous brand in 1973. Today it is distributed and known worldwide.

Alain Manoukian. Prêt-à-porter fashion brand known and widespread throughout the world, from the USA to Japan, from Europe to Russia. Alain Manoukian is a French designer, born in 1946 in Marseille, he opened his first shop in 1973. Six years later he started distributing his collections in department stores.

Alain’s wife Dany creates the collections by collaborating with a group of designers she directs. The debut came with a line of highly designed and colorful Nordic-inspired pullovers with matching caps and hats. The collection then expanded to include garments in fabric.

Alain Manoukian
Alain Manoukian, French designer and founder of the brand.

In 1990 it already had 400 stores worldwide, 300 of which in France. The brand was already worth 140 million dollars.

In 2001 the brand launched its own website, with a part dedicated to e-commerce. A year later, in 2002, the brand launched the Séda Manoukian collection, which also offers looks for a younger audience.

BCBG Max Azria, in 2005, bought the French designer’s brand, introducing it to the US market.

The son, David Manoukian, son of art, founded The Sphere. In 2000 David joined his father, holding the position of International President. The young man actively collaborated in the expansion of the family brand in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Asia.

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