Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
The Great Fashion Designers: From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history
Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020
...Givenchy with Audrey Hepburn. Photo: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images.Givenchy was essentially a couturier, truly focused on making couture clothes for real (rich) women.The first ‘Little Black Dress’ (LBD) was probably Chanel...
...Fashion and Style Coddington was born in 1941 in Anglesey, Wales. In 1959 she moved to London to become a model and worked with youthful, avant-garde designers and photographers in the 1960s. Coddington’s signature style, her red mane...
Fashion in Fiction: Text and Clothing in Literature, Film, and Television
...Two Tramps in Lost Time
In Christopher Isherwood’s 1939 novel Goodbye to Berlin, Sally Bowles is a creature of color whose clothing, which can be grubby, always has something eye-catching: “She was dressed in black silk, with a small cape...
...Sonia Rykiel (née Flis) was born in 1930 in Neuilly, a suburb of Paris. She was the eldest of five girls born to a Russian mother and Romanian father. Her work in the fashion industry began in 1948, with employment as a window dresser...
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