When Blair Waldorf said this while surrounded by bags from Chanel,Gucci and Jimmy Choo,any fashion savvy person would agree that those words were as true as the gospel.
Trends are primal parts of fashion,You can either thank Burberry for trench coats or Giorgio Armani for bomber jackets but the fact remains that they were deemed ‘exceptional’ for their classic pieces.On this article we’ll be looking at interesting facts about some of them and their fashion houses.
MICHEAL KORS WHO STARTED DESIGNING AT THE AGE OF 5,CONSIDERED THE 90’s FASHION ERA A PERSONAL NIGHTMARE.
In the 90’s Michael kors had expected the era to have been booming for his business rather what he experienced was the entire opposite,A STAGNANT ECONOMY AND A FAILING LINE. In his words; “it was a domino effect...and the next thing you know it was all about nose rings and ugly.it was a trifecta of a nightmare for me”
COCO CHANEL WAS THE FIRST DESIGNER TO PUT WOMEN IN PANTS FOR FASHION SHOWS.
Earlier on,pantsuits were only worn by men until 1925 when Coco Chanel popularized them for women-a garment considered risqué at the time due to pajamas association with the bedroom but by the mid-1920s,it easily become a staple among wealthy ladies.In Chanel’s lifetime, the suit became one of the most famous silhouettes in Europe and has seen multiple reinvention by Karl Lagerfeld.
VERSACE MADE GOOGLE START THEIR IMAGE SEARCH FEATURE.
In 2000,When Google was just two with only a text search option,Jennifer Lopez wore a Versace dress for her appearance at the Grammy Awards that triggered the birth of google image search feature. According to Cathy Edwards, director of engineering and product for Google Images, it wasn’t overnight, but Lopez was the impetus.
Louis Vuitton Malletier,commonly known as Louis Vuitton or by its initials LV, is a French fashion house and luxury goods company founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. An interesting fact about this legendary brand is that as a means to maintain value and class ‘products unsold at the end of each season are taken back to the factories to be burned and shred’. However,Louis Vuitton is still subjected to imitations as only 1% of their merchandise in the world is real.
POPULAR FOR HIS LOVE OF BOOK,GERMAN DESIGNER KARL LAGERFELD HAS OTHER PASSION ASIDE DESIGNING...
Karl Lagerfeld,the creative power behind the modern redefinition of Chanel had other passion aside designing clothes. Quite popular for his love of books,his library had about 3000 books,he also made a perfume called ‘paper passion’ for book lovers like himself.
ONE OF THE MOST DECORATED DESIGNER,JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER ACTUALLY NEVER HAD A FORMAL FASHION TRAINING.
With a whooping net-worth of $300million,Jean-Paul Gaultier is a French fashion designer born in Paris on April 24, 1952.Although he never received any formal fashion training, he began his career by sending sketches to stylists he liked.
He has seen great success in the fashion world and might be more recognisable to some for his highly successful perfume range.
TOM FORD REVIVED GUCCI!
Family disputes in the 1970s and 1980s left the company in disarray, and by 1993 the business was near bankruptcy.
During this difficult times...Tom Ford, who once worked as an actor, took creative control and began doing for Gucci what Karl Lagerfeld did for Chanel in the ’80s.With the help of Tom ford,Gucci’s net worth jumped from $4 million to $25 million from 1994 to 1995.