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Little Black Dress

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...At once demure and daring, the little black dress conjures up a host of images and associations. Consistently a symbol of elegance and chic, it is an international fashion icon capable of being interpreted in myriad different styles. Since...

Demna Gvasalia (1981–)

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

...Balenciaga, autumn/winter 2016. Photo: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.Gvasalia always wants to innovate in a twenty-first-century spirit.Vetements is a fashion collective that sells oversized hoodies for $1,200 upwards...
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...Michel Goma’s Autumn/Winter 1991 womenswear show for Balenciaga was shown at Paris Fashion Week. The collection featured hooded turtlenecks, fall-toned mini skirt separates in mustard and reds, black military inspired ensembles with classic...
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...Nicolas Ghesquière Spring/Summer 1999 show for Balenciaga was presented at Paris Fashion Week. Ghesquière kept designs and silhouettes simple and sophisticated whilst still retaining femininity and elegance with the use of chiffon...
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...Nicolas Ghesquière’s Spring/Summer 2000 womenswear show for Balenciaga was presented at Paris Fashion Week. The collection consisted of clean lines and attention to design details. Slim and straight pants were paired with shirts, tank tops,...
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...Josephus Thimister's 1996 Spring/Summer show 'Le Dix' for Balenciaga was presented at Paris Fashion Week. Against a backdrop of live classical piano, the womenswear show was one of dramatic shape and elegant fabric. Voluminous garments...

Nicolas Ghesquière (1971–)

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

...Balenciaga under Ghesquière produced ready-to-wear rather than couture, but the young designer saw a new middle way for high fashion.Nicolas Ghesquière was barely noticed when he first arrived at the ailing house of Balenciaga in 1997...
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...Josephus Thimister’s Autumn/Winter 1992 show for Balenciaga was presented at Paris Fashion Week. Credited with beginning the restoration of Balenciaga to high-fashion status, Thimister’s first collection showcased predominately eveningwear...
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...Josephus Melchior Thimister’s Spring/Summer 1992 collection for Balenciaga was presented at Milan fashion week. Thimister emulated Balenciaga's original sense of design with fashions characterized by self-assured clean lines and immaculate...
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...Josephus Melchior Thimister's Spring/Summer 1994 show for Balenciaga was presented at Paris Fashion Week. The designer, deemed to have restored the brand to a high-fashion status, showcased a minimalist collection of clean-cut lines...