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Designer biography

...The Italian fashion company Genny introduced the Complice label in 1975. Founded by Arnoldo Girombelli in 1961 as a small clothing factory in Ancona, Italy, Genny had become a large-scale operation by 1968.Donatella Ronchi, the daughter...

Bourdin, Guy

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Guy Bourdin (1928–1991) has an extraordinary cult following within the field of fashion photography, expanded by the 2003 retrospective of his work at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Critical, autocratic, dictatorial, and quirky, he...

French Fashion Photography, 1950 Onward

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...From the 1950s, technical developments reduced the weight of photographic equipment and so contributed to the metamorphosis of fashion photography. The use of the Rolleiflex, flashes that allowed artificial light, and the development of new...