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Phillip Bloch

Phillip Bloch is widely considered to be Hollywood’s premier fashion stylist and fashion guru to the stars. Bloch has worked with A-list celebrities such as Halle Berry, Jim Carrey, John Travolta, Sandra Bullock, Faye Dunaway, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, to name a few. (more…)

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Zac Posen Launch in Miami Beach

Zac PosenZac Posen may not yet be a household name, but he is on the verge of becoming one. Barely old enough to toast his first success, Posen first took the fashion world by storm in 2001 when he was named as one of the most promising emerging talents in the world.

He was born and raised in Manhattan where natives and implants alike enjoy nothing more than seeing one of the local kids hit it big. Everybody wants to pitch in and see it happen and there’s no doubt that his family (more…)

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Tom Ford

Tom Ford is arguably the most influential fashion designer of the last decade. Having initially trained to be an actor, he studied interior architecture at Parsons School of Design. He went on to take positions at Perry Ellis and Cathy Hardwick, before joining Gucci in 1990. In 1994, when Gucci was acquired by the Bahrain-based investment firm InvestCorp, Ford was promoted to creative director (more…)

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House of Waris

Waris, (no last name needed and instantly recognizable by his long beard, black turban and aviator sunglasses), is one of those mystifying fairy tales of fashion. One afternoon while shopping at Maxfield in L.A. a stranger asked him where he had gotten his striking diamond rings – one on each hand, each spanning three fingers. When Waris explained he had made them himself, the stranger (more…)

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Donald Pliner

Donald J Pliner grew up in Chicago and learned his way around the shoe-making business from his father, Leo, owner of the Florsheim Family shoe stores.

Pliner started out making women’s shoes, but in 1998 expanded his label to include footwear for men. What started as a very basic shoe made mostly of elastic has evolved into (more…)

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