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Alber Elbaz
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 6
Perhaps the most well-regarded designer of recent years is Alber Elbaz. The Moroccan-born designer with a penguin-like waddle was destined for fashion early on. At the age of 26, Elbaz moved to New York City and landed a job with…
Alexander McQueen Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Before bursting onto the London fashion scene with his daring, provocative collections, Alexander McQueen honed his tailoring skills on Savile Row. His sharp tailoring would continue to influence his dramatic collections as he explored challenging silhouettes presented in powerfully evocative…
Alexander McQueen Part 2
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Becoming an established name didn't slow down this enfant terrible. Alexander McQueen continues to explore dramatic silhouettes ranging from the most fragile of dresses to molded carapace-like corsets all within a poetic storyline. As his career builds the fashion crowd…
Anna Sui
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 1
In 1980, Anna Sui launched her eponymous fashion line based out of her Manhattan apartment. Now, that bedroom business has blossomed into an international empire, with thirty-two boutiques in five countries and accessory and beauty lines bearing Sui's name too.…
Antonio Berardi
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 4
In 1995, the fashion spotlight landed on Antonio Berardi. Initially dubbed "the next Galliano" - Berardi has created a name for himself by injecting a sense of his heritage into his work. While his collections are often imbibed with religious…
Baby Phat
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 6
It is impossible to think of Baby Phat without the name Kimora Lee Simmons immediately coming to mind. The indomitable diva married hip-hop mogul and Phat Farm owner, Russell Simmons. Upon Kimora's urging, they started a clothing line for women…
Badgley Mischka
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 6
Designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka started their label Badgley Mischka in 1988, and ever since, Hollywood has embraced and championed the glamorous confections they create--gowns imbibed with a feeling of old Hollywood with a modern twist. In 1993, Badgley…
Betsey Johnson
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 5
Although Betsey Johnson never planned on being a fashion designer, her exuberant style has rocked the fashion world for over 30 years. In the mid-1960's Betsey was noticed for her quirky, home-made designs and was eventually hired as head designer…
Bill Blass
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 2
Bill Blass, couturier to a coterie of loyal ladies who lunch was the first American designer to achieve superstardom. It's a long way from Fort Wayne to Seventh Avenue but it was a journey that Bill Blass always knew he…
Boomalli - Five Koorie Artists
Boomalli is an artists' cooperative formed by urban Aboriginal and Koorie photographers, painters, sculptors, designers and filmmakers. This visually inspiring film focuses on contemporary rather than traditional work and ways of life. We see the work of clothing designer Bronwyn…
Burberry Prorsum
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 5
Despite a history that goes back to just over 150 years, at Burberry the biggest headlines have happened in the last 10. For more than a century the house was known for two things: durable trench coats and its signature…
Calvin Klein
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 5
Though he began his business in 1968, Calvin Klein became a household name in the 70's when he decided to put his name on jeans, launching the designer jean craze of the next decade. Immediately identifiable for his clean lines…
Calvin Klein - Francisco Costa
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 4
Since 1968, designer Calvin Klein branded an image and a message that catapulted his label to the forefront of global fashion. A marketing master, he took his pure aesthetic and turned it into a standard for modern dressing. Klein's uncluttered…
Carolina Herrera
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 5
Carolina Herrera is a woman known for modern refinement and understated elegance - in her designs and her personal style. In her own words, she "started late in life" launching her business in 1980 at the age of 40. Despite…
Celine
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 1
The house of Celine has been synonymous with French elegance and luxury, with roots dating back to after World War II. Fine leather accessories and classic sportswear designs are its heritage. Yet, for more than fifty years, the Celine collection…
Chado Ralph Rucci
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 6
Artisanal designer, Ralph Rucci has quietly been the master of American couture for more than twenty-five years. His ready-to-wear line is the ultimate in luxury.
Chanel
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
In 1983, when German-born designer Karl Lagerfeld joined the house of Chanel, he changed the course of fashion history. To this day, the house is owned and controlled by the famously press-shy Alan Wertheimer, grandson of one of Coco's early…
Chloé
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 5
Created in 1952 by Gaby Aghion, the house of Chloe projected a bohemian spirit from its very beginning. In 1966 the 28 year-old Karl Lagerfeld became head designer at the luxury pret-a-porter house. He left in 1983 and Martine Sitbon…
Christian Audigier: The VIF - A Fashion Designer and His Battle with Cancer
A cinematic documentary, taking us through the introspective life journey of fashion designer Christian Audigier. He created the brand 'Ed Hardy', based on the designs of famous American tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy. After being diagnosed with MDS, an aggressive…
Christian Dior Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
The name Christian Dior is synonymous with luxury and glamour in the world of clothing, accessories, fragrance and cosmetics. Come to Paris to meet the master Dior himself in the early days of the House and see how the Dior…