HISTORY OF GIORGIO ARMANI |  truefashionistas | Women’s Fashion and Clothing

HISTORY OF GIORGIO ARMANI

Although many True Fashionista fashion designers hail from Italy, Giorgio Armani is perhaps the most influential and well-known for his signature style of relaxed luxurious ready-to-wear lines and elegant, intricately woven evening wear, a collection of which can be found at True Fashionistas consignment store, Naples.

REMEMBERING PIERRE CARDIN |  truefashionistas | Women’s Fashion and Clothing

REMEMBERING PIERRE CARDIN

French designer and household name Pierre Cardin passed away December 29, 2020 at age 98. We pause to give reverence to a True Fashionista visionary in men’s and women’s fashion whose decades-long career had many notable successes. He pioneered the now common practice of designer licensing by putting his name not just on his ready-to-wear clothes but also on luggage, carpets, kitchen appliances, watches, sunglasses and much more. He was also the first French designer to create a ready-to-wear line of clothing rather than custom-order clothing in 1954. A decade later he became the first women’s designer to launch a collection for men with his famous necktie, eventually expanding to a full line. Cardin was also the first French couturier to break into the Asian and Soviet fashion markets, staging the first French couture fashion show in Beijing in 1979.
HISTORY OF BETSEY JOHNSON |  truefashionistas | Women’s Fashion and Clothing

HISTORY OF BETSEY JOHNSON

“I like the everyday process and the people, the pressure, the surprise of seeing the work come alive walking and dancing around on strangers. Like red lipstick on the mouth, my products wake up and brighten and bring the wearer to life.”

—Betsey Johnson (Biography.com)

BEYOND THE BRIDAL GOWN - HISTORY OF VERA WANG

BEYOND THE BRIDAL GOWN - HISTORY OF VERA WANG

“Known for balancing modern designs with traditional elegance, Vera Wang is arguably the most prominent designer of bridal wear in America.”  (Biography.com)

 

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HISTORY OF TOM FORD

The driving force behind Gucci’s astronomical rise in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ford at one point studied to be an architect. That all changed while enrolled in the Parsons School of Design in New York, when he realized architecture was not his calling.
HISTORY OF HALSTON

HISTORY OF HALSTON

Think Halston and do images of True Fashionista glitterati dancing the night away at Studio 54 fill your mind? Perhaps it’s images the many photos of stars of the day all hanging with the man himself, sporting his trademark sunglasses. Halston dressed and impressed them all for many years, and in the flashy 1970’s scene, his name was synonymous with both high fashion and high society.