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CULTURE LENS – BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION

CULTURE LENS – BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION

If you’re going to be in London anytime soon treat yourself to a few hours at the Victoria & Albert Museum to see BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION.

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Schiaparelli REDUX: the great relaunch by Christian Lacroix

Schiaparelli REDUX: the great relaunch by Christian Lacroix

The Schiaparelli re-launch under Christian Lacroix is a brilliant blend of the line’s original DNA and LaCroix’s couture artistry.

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Haute Couture 2013 | Video Wrap-Up, Part 2

Haute Couture 2013 | Video Wrap-Up, Part 2

Even with one-of-a-kind opulence at the top of the menu, Paris Haute Couture Fall 2013 still had some key trends in fur that were evident.

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Fashion History: Inspiration in Art

Fashion History: Inspiration in Art

Fashion often looks to art history as inspiration for new ideas; and few periods offer more rich detail than 16th Century Saxony and the art of Lucas Cranach the Elder.

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Raf Simons for Christian Dior: The Way It’s Done

Raf Simons for Christian Dior: The Way It’s Done

Raf Simons does Christian Dior proud with a triumphal Haute couture introduction. We anticipate even greater things to come!

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Nolan Miller: Hollywood’s Pygmalion remembered

Nolan Miller: Hollywood’s Pygmalion remembered

One could say Nolan Miller did more for the shoulder pad than Farrah Fawcett and Pamela Anderson did for the one-piece swimsuit.

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Rick Owens FW 2012-13 | Runway Fashion Video Recap

Rick Owens FW 2012-13 | Runway Fashion Video Recap

Rick Owens is not for everyone; that said, we can not deny that he is by far one of the fashion world’s most observed and copied designers.

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Rock of Ages: Rock Music’s Historical Role in Fashion

Rock of Ages: Rock Music’s Historical Role in Fashion

Rock ‘n’ Roll has possessed a huge influence on fashion over the years, with fur playing a significant role in creating the vibe.

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Disco Inferno | Studio 54 and Chez Régine

Disco Inferno | Studio 54 and Chez Régine

Disco music was the background for a cultural revolution all its own. Fashion reflected the free spirit, sexual vibe and high energy of the music with glitz and glam, sequins and glitter, and plenty of fur and feathers!

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Elsa Schiaparelli REDUX | The one and only “Schiap”

Elsa Schiaparelli REDUX | The one and only “Schiap”

“Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (May 10–August 19, 2012)

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Paris Fashion Week, Part 4: Prêt-à-porter in the mix

Paris Fashion Week, Part 4: Prêt-à-porter in the mix

Regrouping after WWII, the Parisian fashion industry introduced the modern notion of ready-to-wear already taking hold in America. This new concept enabled looks to be sold on a larger scale, and thus Prêt-à-porter came to complement couture. The modern Fashion Calendar was born.

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