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Gernreich, Rudi

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Rudi Gernreich was born on 8 August 1922 in Vienna and died in 1985. Gernreich’s family came from the nonreligious Jewish middle class and had ties to the Social Democrats. One of his mother’s sisters ran a fashion salon in Vienna where...

Rudi Gernreich (1922–1985)

Brenda Polan

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.

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Roger Tredre

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.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Rudi Gernreich plastic mini-dresses, 1967. Photo: William Connors/Condé Nast via Getty Images.He believed the couturiers of Paris produced clothes that constricted and trussed up women. Gernreich’s mission was to set them free.Rudi...

Yarn Basics

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza is an Associate Professor with the Fashion Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marilyn Hefferen

Marilyn Hefferen is a fashion design consultant with over thirty years of industry experience, and formerly Assistant Professor teaching knitwear design and fashion design classes at Drexel University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing a Knitwear Collection : From Inspiration to Finished Garments

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...This chapter explores how fibers are used to create yarn. It shows examples of yarns and explains how to identify and describe yarns by their names and properties. The discussion then turns to yarn finishing and dyeing methods...

French-Fried Curls

Nadine Stewart

Nadine Stewart is a Professor of Fashion History at Montclair State University, USA, and a visiting lecturer at The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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American Milliners and Their World : Women’s Work from Revolution to Rock and Roll

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...In 1960 actress Jane Fonda appeared on the cover of Vogue hatless, her hair long and loose. It was just one sign of the many changes that would take place in the world in the upcoming decade. A new generation was coming of age—the “baby...