Tag Archives: Fashion design

Les Chiffres de Fashion Week

It’s Fashion Week in Paris once again. I loved this illustration from Le Monde that shows Les Chiffres de Fashion Week (lay shefruh duh Fashion Week) or “The Figures of Fashion Week.” These aren’t the model’s figures we’re talking about … Continue reading

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Seul le style compte

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin was born on July 7, 1922. He was actually born in Italy as “Pietro” to a Venetian family that had been wiped out financially by World War I. They immigrated to France and became citizens. … Continue reading

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À gogo

French fashion designer André Courrèges was born on March 9, 1923. He is best known for his space-age collection launched in 1964. He was trained as an engineer before switching to fashion. His clothes featured geometric shapes, bright colors, and … Continue reading

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Tiré à quatre épingles

  Paul Poiret (April 20, 1879 to April 30, 1944) was a French fashion designer who was one of those rags to riches to rags stories. His father was a cloth merchant and the family lived in Les Halles, the … Continue reading

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