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The Great Fashion Designers


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Contents Foreword Introduction Section 1 Early days Introduction Charles Frederick Worth Callot Soeurs Jeanne Paquin Paul Poiret Mariano Fortuny Section 2 1910s-1930s Introduction Jeanne Lanvin Gabrielle Chanel Jean Patou Madeleine Vionnet Elsa Schiaparelli Mainbocher Adrian Salvatore Ferragamo Madame Alix Gres Section 3 1940-1950s Introduction Cristobal Balenciaga Christian Dior Charles James Claire McCardell Hubert de Givenchy Pierre Cardin Mary Quant Rudi Gernreich Section 4 1960s-1970s Introduction Norman Norell Yves Saint Laurent Andre Courreges Valentino Garavani Karl Lagerfeld Kenzo Takada Ralph Lauren Halston Issey Miyake Geoffrey Beene Calvin Klein Giorgio Armani Section 5 1980s Introduction Rei Kawakubo Yohji Yamamoto Vivienne Westwood Paul Smith Azzedine Alaia Gianni Versace Jean Paul Gaultier Dolce & Gabbana John Galliano Donna Karan Section 6 1990s- Introduction Miuccia Prada Martin Margiela Marc Jacobs Tom Ford Alexander McQueen Nicholas Ghesquiere Acknowledgements Further reading

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Also available in hardback, 9781847882288 GBP55.00 (October, 2009)

About the Author

Brenda Polan is currently Director of Programmes (Fashion Media) at the London College of Fashion, London. She is well-known as a journalist. Roger Tredre has had a distinguished career in fashion journalism. He is currently an associate lecturer in fashion journalism at Central St Martins School of Art and Design


This is a comprehensive introduction into the world of fashion and the designers you need to know about who inhabit it ...If it's not already, put it on your Christmas list now! Vogue.com A succinct round-up! WGSN.com An interesting and indispensable tome. Glass Magazine With over 30 years in the industry, Polan and Tredre give fashion history a personal spin. Thats not my age.com A great reference for teachers, students, researchers and academics. Worn Through

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