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...Best known for his linear cuts, detail, and original textiles, Jasper Conran had clients such as Diana, the late Princess of Wales. Born in London on 12 December 1959, Conran is the son of the famous Terence and Shirley Conran. After...

Princess Diana

Julia Petrov

Julia Petrov is Curator of Western Canadian History at the Royal Alberta Museum, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Fashion and Style Generally speaking, the 1980s was characterized by extremes: from prim and preppy styles to the eclectic Technicolor wear of club kids. Styles could be conservative: tailored suits for middle-class men and women...
...The Collection in Context Born in 1950, Bruce Oldfield is of mixed Jamaican and English heritage. He was raised and educated in a children’s care facility called Barnardo’s, an affiliation that he would honor as he gained prominence...
...Arabella (“Bella”) Pollen was one Britain’s rising stars of fashion in the 1980s and early 1990s. Born in 1961, Pollen was raised and educated in New York City until the age of thirteen and then in England. She is the daughter of Peregrine...

Diana, Princess of Wales

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In 1997 the influential fashion photographer Mario Testino shot a series of seminal images of Princess Diana wearing Gianni Versace for Vanity Fair magazine. These photographs have come to define the look and glamour of a woman who became...
...The 1980s, the Decade That … In the 1980s, fashion became self-assured and powerful: geographically, and in terms of scale and luxury. Global style trends were set and disseminated by multinational fashion companies such as Levi Strauss...

The Prowess of a Virgin Goddess and a Seductress: Analyzing the Ideals of Female Sexuality of Princess Diana and Kate Middleton

Fashion, Agency, and Empowerment : Performing Agency, Following Script

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Introduction: The Iconic Images of Princess Diana and Kate Middleton The images of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, have reached an extreme level of prestige. Years after her death, Princess Diana is still...
...Amanda Wakeley is a self-taught designer who is based in London, UK After graduating from Cheltenham Ladies’ College she worked for Go Silk in New York, before launching her signature label in 1990. The collection, which mostly consisted...

Extraordinary Times

Ira Neimark

Ira Neimark is a legendary retail executive whose career spans several decades. As Chairman and CEO of Bergdorf Goodman he set records for the company over 17 years of his masterful leadership. The author is director of Hermès of Paris and director emeritus of The Fashion Institute of Technology Foundation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Rise of Fashion and Lessons Learned at Bergdorf Goodman

Fairchild Publications, 2011

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...Fun and Games in Paris I first became aware of Paris when I was six years old. Not through history or geography books, but in 1927 when Charles Lindbergh flew over the Atlantic Ocean solo to Paris in 33 and a half hours. Everyone...

Visual Media and Dress

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

Berg, 2010

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...Visual media have played an enormous role in the development of fashion in West Europe. Fashion imagery emerged within print journalism, more specifically women’s magazines, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The development...