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...The Rise of Milan as a Fashion Capital A merging of design and industry marks Italian prêt-à-porter: a highly developed textile tradition, with specific artisanal competences scattered in various geographic areas, had the art direction...
...History and Significance of the Catwalk The catwalk, and the notion of a catwalk show itself, are often crafted in addition to, and as a result of, a seasonal collection of garments. The concept of showcasing a collection on live models...
...History and Significance of Futurism in Clothing The term “futurism” was originally associated with the eponymous early twentieth-century Italian avant-garde movement. Futurists were committed to producing art that eschewed traditional...

Yves Saint Laurent (1936–2008)

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

...Sheer blouse, Yves Saint Laurent, 1968. Photo: Jean-Claude Deutsch/Paris Match Archive via Getty Images.Saint Laurent perfectly answered the moods and needs of his time.Yves Saint Laurent was, in the words of the man closest to him, born...

Ralph Lauren (1939–)

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

...Ralph Lauren is the great romantic of American fashion, a myth-maker.In September 2018 Ralph Lauren celebrated his fiftieth anniversary as the king of American fashion with a celebrity-crammed show in New York’s Central Park...

Music and Fashion of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s

Kathryn Reiley

Dr. Kathryn Reiley is a Lecturer in Apparel Design and Retail Merchandising in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? This unit explores the relationship between music and fashion, looking specifically at the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The focus of the lesson plan is change in fashion due to the influence of popular...

Peacock Revolution Legacy: American Men’s Fashion in the 1970s

Daniel Delis Hill

Daniel Delis Hill is a fashion historian and author of several books, including Fashion from Victoria to the New Millennium (2012) and American Menswear from the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The 1960s peacock revolution in young men’s dress had developed as a visual expression of the young men’s rejection of the conformist, traditional values of their parents and Establishment authorities. Long hair, hiphugger pants...
...The 1970s, the Decade That … The 1970s were a decade of instability and change in which progress was met with resistance: new freedoms for women, ethnic groups, and homosexuals were evidenced in daily life in the West; these were...

Courrèges, André

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...André Courrèges (1923– ) was born in Pau, in the Basque part of France. He studied engineering before pursuing a career in fashion. Courrèges worked first under the illustrious couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga from 1950 until 1961, when he...

Armani, Giorgio

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Giorgio Armani, one of the most authoritative names in Italian ready-to-wear design, was born in Piacenza, Italy, in 1934. He became interested in fashion in 1957, when he left the school of medicine at the University of Piacenza to become...