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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971) was a French couturier whose modernist philosophies, menswear-inspired fashions and pursuit of luxurious simplicity made her the most important fashion figure of the 20th-century.

Among many other accomplishments, she is credited with the inception of haute couture Continue Reading »

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Vivienne Westwood

The Vivienne Westwood name and her designs are synonymous with two things: sex and the punk movement. She once was quoted as saying, “Fashion is about sex,” but it’s hard to say if this was before or after receiving an OBE (Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace, twirling for the cameras and revealing to the world she was not wearing any knickers. Continue Reading »

Nieves Lavi

Nieves Lavi is an emerging fashion label that is widely recognized for its bold, beautiful South America-inspired prints and easy-to-wear designs. The Nieves Lavi dresses are coveted for their feminine cuts and breezy fabrics. Becoming more popular by the minute, the label has been picked up by Saks Fifth Avenue and the online couture boutique Net-a-Porter.com. Continue Reading »

Chrome Hearts

Chrome Hearts was established in 1989 and is known around the world for its unique rocker-chic jewelry in sterling silver, platinum and gold, leather clothing, a myriad of executive gadgets, striking hand-crafted wood furniture and most recently – top-of-the-line sunglasses. Continue Reading »

Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf is fashion’s most eccentric design duo – and considering this is an industry that includes John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and Jeremy Scott, that is saying a lot. They look alike, they dress alike and are known to finish each other’s sentences. Viktor once said this is to “show we are one brain, one person, one designer.” Continue Reading »

Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez, who was born in New Jersey to Cuban-American parents, draws on his Latino roots to infuse his designs with a unique sense of color and vivacity. His bold combination of shapes and colors mixed with luxurious fabrics create a contemporary femininity that is more strong silhouettes and clean lines than girly frills and dated pastels. Continue Reading »

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin is one of the best-loved shoe designers in the world. Instantly recognizable by the trademark red sole, his shoes are worn by the most fashionable, glamorous and wealthiest women in the world (Catherine Deneuve and Princess Caroline of Monaco are two of his most avid supporters). Continue Reading »