Baldassari, Maurizio

Baldassari Maurizio (1936). Italian designer. Born in Liguria, Maurizio Baldassari launched his first menswear Collection in 1983.

Baldassari Maurizio (1936). Italian designer. Supporter of the total look concept conceived as a reinterpretation of the formal. Born in Liguria (Lerici), Maurizio Baldassari launched his first menswear collection in 1983. Moreover this was when international demand for subtle Italian men’s fabrics and clothing was pushing an entire generation of new Italian designers onto the international scene. His first collection was followed by the underwear collection (’88). Then year later he launched the womenswear collection (’89).

Baldassari is a tailor at heart, working contemporary influences, including touches of leather and boldly modern hues, into a classic repertoire. Like many of his contemporaries, Baldassari began his career working for the Italian department store chain La Rinascente. There he served as a buyer and a consultant from 1957 to 1975. He left Rinascente to begin design consulting for fashion companies including Ellesse, Robe di Kappa, Redaelli and Levi’s.

In the same period he served as a design consultant for the Italian Fashion Committee of the Textile and Clothing Industries. In the 1980s he also designed a complete line for the Japanese department store Takashimaya. He designed a complete line for them. Additionally in the meantime several “Maurizio Baldassari – Made in Italy” single-brand stores have been opened also in very important Chinese cities.

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Bardot, André

André Bardot. French tailor for men, with an atelier in Paris. They clothed Jean Cocteau and Jean Marais. They became famous in the 1950s.

André Bardot. French tailor for men, with an atelier in Paris. They clothed Jean Cocteau and Jean Marais. They became famous in the 1950s for their anti-conformist style which broke with classic standards.

André Bardot
A man wearing a coat by André Bardot.

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Anderson, Garrick

Anderson Garrick (1944). American tailor. He opened his own atelier in New York in 1978, after working some time for Jones.

Anderson Garrick (1944). American tailor. He opened his atelier in New York in 1978, after working some time for Jones. He began his activity in partnership with Virginia Marshall, focusing on the quality and elegance of imported fabrics. His made-to-measure clothes adapt the English style to the American man. Tailoring is his strong suit, but he also started a prêt-à-porter line that is on sale in major department stores like Saks.

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Aldmuller, Fred

Aldmuller Fred (1909). Austrian tailor. The love and respect Austrians have for their national costumes have inspired even their greatest tailors.

Aldmuller Fred (1909). Austrian tailor. The love and respect Austrians have for their national costumes have inspired even their greatest tailors. So it was in the Aldmuller atelier, one of Vienna’s oldest and most famous, where it was possible to admire not only the seasonal collections but also new interpretations of traditional folk garments.

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