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Alexander McQueen

  • Born in London, March 17, 1969 (to a cabbie)
  • Youngest of 6 kids 
  • Left school at 16 when he got an apprenticship at Saville Row tailors
  • Mastered 6 methods of patten cutting(wish I could do that)
  • McQueen's signature is razor sharp tailoring
  • 1994- complete masters in fashion design at St.Martins
  • His whole collection was bought by Isabella Blow
  • He was the chief designer at Givenchy until March 2001
  • Creative director at Gucci
  • First fashion show was set in an insane assaylum
  • called himself the 'pink sheep' of the family

-British Designer of the year 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003
- International Designer of the year by CFDA 2003
-Most excellent Commander of British Empire (given by Queen) 2003
- Menswear designer of the year by GQ Sep. 2007

"If you ask any lady, they want to be taller, they want to be slimmer, you know and they want a waist. I'm not here to make people make people look like a sac of potatoes."

"I don't really belive in flooding the market with loads of goods that don't really mean much, and [you] loose your identity."

"What we do in London is a fantastic pool of talent coming through the colleges we are the fashion world's incubator."

"British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerse thus generating a constant flow of new ideas while drawing in British heritage."

"Classic styles are always being reinvented. A.M, for example mixes traditional fabrics with leapord print collars its the little twist that counts."

Stacey Bendet (of Alice + Olivia)

real name- Stacey Wiener 
  • Fashion designer/CEO of Alice+Olivia (with a friend)
  • Married (recently) to Eric Eisner (of the Disney Empire) 
  • Item that made her famous - 'Stacey Pants'
  • Born in Chappaqua, New York (Westchester)
  • Attended 
-Horace Greenley High
-University of Penn
  • started by designed web pages for design houses
  • Has a fashion show for her pants. Fred Segal & Barneys picked up her line
  • Stacey named the Olivia part of her company after her mom Olivia
Anoushka (NY)
Frock (NY) The Way We Wore (LA)
Curve (NY) Opening Ceremony (LA)
  • Daughter- Eloise Breckinridge Eisner (Monday Nov. 24, 2008)(9 1/2 lbs)
  • Launched her clothing line at Barney's (just pants) in 2002
  • Added sweaters in 2003
  • Swimwear & menswear 2004
  • Flagship store - NY's Bryant Park
-Hampton's princess , Hollywood starlet, Bright floaty dresses, flirty tops, and low-rise pants


"A dress should be a staple in everyones wardrobe, I mean its so easy. You can just put it on with any shoes and look chic. You know its a great way to get dresses in 5 minutes... which I never do. I've always loved clothing sense I was 5 years old, I used to make up clothes for all my barbie dolls. I would cut up pieces of lace, or anything I found lying around the house, you know and stich it together. One thing people probably don't know about me is my nickname is Stacepants because I've always been really tiny and there were never any pants that fit me, so I would have to have them custom make my pants for me. I like all pants, I like baggy pants usually... The inspiration for Spring was literally a wonderland so it's whimsical, fun, quircky, cute theme. And um the colors were all supposed to be like bright and poppy and a lot of the dresses I almost describe as being like cake because you almost just want to eat them... This is one of my favorite Spring dresses because it's such a fun color, and um we did this sort of thing um like ruffled pleating at the top here thats supposed to look like flowerers. I love flowers!...I love colors so my collection is always really based on colors, but I also just love, you know I'm a woman and I love wearing it, I love designing it, and one of the most fulfilling things is when you see someone glowing and excited to be wearing something you made... I've been working with Neimun Markus almost sense the start of you know of my buisness. I really think of them as someone not only as buisness partners but of someone you know I'm honored to be working with. When I walk into their store, your just so proud to see your clothing! And I just love that we get to do these collaberations together to, I think it's really special. 

Christian Dior

Currently Listening to: Don't Trust Me - 30H!3
  • Christian Dior was born on January 21, 1905 in Granville, France.
  • He died on October 24, 1957 (in Montecayini, Italy)
  • Christian attended Ecole des Science Politiques in paris where he studied political science
  • He served into the French army 1927-1928. was mobilized 1939- 1940 (if anyone wants to explain to me what that means, please do)
  • Mostly a couture designer (but his company has now expanded into RTW)
-he was an art dealer 1928-1931 (first indirect steps into the fashion world)
- Freelance designer/ sketch artist 1934-1937
- assistant designer for Piguet 1937-1939
- Head designer Lelong 1941-1946
- Manson Dior first opened in 1947 (the first New York one opened in 1948)

Awards- (not only did her win them, but he now has them named for him)
- Neiman Marcus award (1947)
- Remise de la legion d'honneur a Christian Dior 
- Parsons distinguished achievement award  (1956)

  • by the time he got recognition for his work, he was already middle aged
  • he was the one who caused Coco Chanel to come out of retirement becasue of how much she hated his 'New look'
  • He published his own book 'Talking about Fashion' in 1954
  • You need to know how her really was the king of fashion for 30 years, and has had such an influence on fashion today, especially european
  • Yves Saint Laurent was his assistant (if you don't know who that is you really shouldn't be on this webste) 
Christian Dior 1946-1957
Yves Saint Laurent 1957-1958
Marc Bohan  1958-1989
Gianfranco Ferre 1989-1997
John Galliano 1997- NOW


"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting."
"It is unforgivable to do what one doesn't love, especially if one succeeds."
" My dream is to save woman from nature."
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Caroline Mason: 21. Native New Yorker (and one time North Carolinian). Assistant to Derek Blasberg. Just a girl who is OCD about all things fashion, drinks way too much coffee, and has an affinity for late night talk shows and travel books. FIT class of 2016. Previously with Karla Otto PR, Lori Goldstein and Lester Garcia.

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