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...Anna Molinari was born in 1958 in Carpi, in the province of Modena, Italy, to a family of industrialists who produced knitwear. At the end of the 1970s, together with her husband Gianpaolo Tarabini Castellani, Molinari founded Blumarine...

Kenzo Takada

Designer biography

...Kenzo Takada was born in February of 1939 in Himeji, Japan, and raised by his parents in their machiai (tea house). He began his formal fashion design education in 1958 as one of the first men accepted into the Bunka College of Fashion...
...The Collection in Context An inventive designer, American-born Chinese Anna Sui drew significantly from the 1940s to put together her spring/summer 1995 collection. In particular, she borrowed the textile designs of Christian Bérard...

Bizarre Dandyism and Decadence: Oscar Wilde

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vicki Karaminas

Professor of Fashion at Massey University, Wellington Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Libertine Fashion : Sexual Freedom, Rebellion, and Style

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Any extended discussion of Oscar Wilde will eventually strike some mournful note. “Flamboyant” is a common euphemism for homosexual, and in his time there were few who rivalled him in his time for flamboyance (see Figure 5.1...
...The Collection in Context While Yves Saint Laurent drew inspiration from many sources throughout his career, including ethnic dress from countries such as Russia, Africa, Spain, and China, it is his connection to the art world with which he...

Flowers in the Art of Dress across the World

Peter McNeil

Peter McNeil is Professor of Design History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. 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

...When an object or motif is universal, there is a tendency to trivialize it. This is undoubtedly the case with the theme of flowers in its relationship to fashion and textiles. The floral motif is cross-cultural and ubiquitous...