Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, or as many know her as, Coco Chanel, was born August 19th, 1883 in Saumur, a small city in France. She was born in a poorhouse to traveling salesman Albert Chanel and Jeanne Devolle. She had two sisters, Julie and Antoinette and three brothers, Alphonse, Lucien and...

A year after that, she won a Council of Fashion Designers of America International Award. How prestigious!Miuccia's husband, Patrizio Bertelli, is responsible for Prada's commercial and retail strategies. He happens to love sailing.Even with her fame, Miuccia always makes sure to stay...

photo credit CF readers, your voices have been heard: You told us which designers you wanted to learn more about, and we listened! So for this round of Know Your Fashion Designers, CF reader fave Michael Kors is getting the spotlight. While we started off with the basics, such as Chanel,...

If you have not yet read the interview, I found it highly informative and most convincing since it's the only evidence regarding Coco Chanel's actions during WWII that are based on her word and not assumption and conjecture. You can read the interview by clicking this link: Coco Chanel –...

For this edition of Know Your Fashion Designers, we're featuring the short biography, outfit inspiration and further reading on Marc Jacobs. We've covered Marc's personal style before and, since you guys are such big fans, we're always quick to update you about his latest collections and...

photo credit Welcome to another round of our series, Know Your Fashion Designers! This week it's all aboutKarl Lagerfeld, the German fashion powerhouse with a resume including titles such as artist, photographer, and fashion designer. As Head Designer and Creative Director at Chanel,...

This round of CF's Know Your Fashion Designers is going to get a little racy because we're featuring American designer Calvin Klein, a designer who is famous for not only his casual, minimalist clothing, but also for the racy advertisements he commissioned to propell his brand's...

These are only some of the major points to consider in choosing your fashion design school. As for your final decision, your best judgment must out rule any doubt. Gaston Thu likes to write for Uniformhaven.com which offers dickies scrubs, dickies scrub jackets and lab coats as well as a...

photo credit It's time for another round of Know Your Fashion Designers! And as requested by many of you guys, our attention this week is directed to India, where fashion designer Manish Maholtra rules over Bollywood, bridal, and celebrity fashion. Pronounced Ma-neesh Muhl-ho-tra, this...

photo credit You might recognize her first by the company name DKNY, but Donna Karan is a fantastic designer worth knowing on her own. She's also the first designer featured thus far in our Know Your Fashion Designers series that was born and bred in the United States! We've already covered...

 

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