Emanuel Ungaro

EMANUEL UNGARO (1933; France) This Fashion Designer, of Italian origin, was born in France, where, at the early age of 22, had the chance to work with Balenciaga and Courrèges, before opening his own atelier in 1965. His style is immediately…

Yves Saint Laurent

YVES SAINT LAURENT (1936; France) From a young age he showed a keen interest in design and at the age of 17 he won a design contest   for his cocktail dress and soon found himself employed by Christian Dior. After Dior died in 1957 he took…

Paul Poiret

PAUL POIRET (1879 - 1944; France) Poiret was the first designer understood in the modern sense. His love for fashion began as a child, so soon has his first experiences in various workshops, including that of Cheruit and Doucet, where he honed…

Hubert Givenchy

HUBERT de GIVENCHY (1927; France) When Givenchy comes out as a designer with Jacques Fath (who was at the peak of his career ) he breaks with his Protestant family, because it was unthinkable that their son could work in this field. Instead…

Jean-Paul Gaultier

JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER (1952; France) He started his career by Pierre Cardin and then by Patou, with A. Tarlazzi until 1976, when he proposes his own collection, which creates a sensation, as well as future ones, always spectaculars, a mixture…

Christian Dior

CHRISTIAN DIOR (1905 - 1957, France) Dior's youth is marked by the death of his mother and the father's business crash. In this period he starts working in fashion: he draw women's hats for the hat designer Agnès and clothing for "Le Figaro…

Coco Chanel (Chanel Gabrielle)

COCO CHANEL (Chanel Gabrielle) (1883 - 1971; France) You can tell a lot about this designer, both for her style and for her innovations, both for her private life very complicated, which also influenced her work. Anyway here we analyze only…