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Didn't own a cell phone

Karl Lagerfeld did not own a cell phone - this one is owned by his assistants. He prefers to write handwritten letters and send faxes. 1)

Luxury tailoring

Haute couture [oːt kuˈtyʁ] is a branch of luxury tailoring that deals with creating bespoke clothing for a specific client. 2)


Marc Jacobs named his famous perfume “Daisy” after his beloved female. He also has her tattooed on his body. 3)

Rue Cambon fashion house

She founded the Rue Cambon fashion house in 1919 - simultaneously with the Chanel brand. She soon made her fortune with the perfume series Chanel No. 5. It was 1922 and during the interwar period, she employed about 3500 people. 4)


Hubert de Givenchy, the founder of the French fashion house, was a count. 5)

Via Della Spiga

In 1978, the first presentation store was opened in Milan — Via Della Spiga. After the success of the first collections, the Versace brand became one of the most influential brands in the fashion world. He introduced metal elements, which were later specific elements of his own brand. 6)

Shady beginings

In the 1930s, Hugo Boss's advertising slogan was “supplier of uniforms to the National Socialists since 1924.” During the war, the company used about 40 prisoners of war and 150 forced laborers in its factories to meet growing demand. In 1946, Hugo Boss was severely fined as a beneficiary and activist of the Third Reich system, but his company survived. 7)

Dress Scene from Seven Year Itch

The 1954 comedy “The Seven Year Itch” also went down in cinema history thanks to Marilyn Monroe's dress, and the scene became iconic. The dress was designed by William Traville, owned by Debby Reynolds and sold at auction for $4.6 million. 8)

Shoulder pads

Elsa Schiaparelli introduced shoulder pads, and color-matched zippers to fabrics, and animal prints to the fashion world. 9)

Characteristic nickname

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (1883-1971), nicknamed Coco, was a world-renowned fashion designer. She revolutionized women's fashion, but her life was not strewn with roses. In 1905, she performed in “La Rotonde” café in the evenings. There she sang a song about a cat that disappeared on the roofs of Paris “Qui qu’a vu Coco.” Thanks to this song, Gabrielle gained fame among the officers and artists visiting the café and quickly found her way into the French elite, where she was first called “Coco.” The youthful friendships made in the café “La Rotonde” opened Coco's doors to the big world. 10)


Coco Chanel's life was defined by one paradox, namely, it was a string of professional successes and a string of failures in her private life. 11)

Born in the Canary Islands

Manuel “Manolo” Blahnik was born in the Canary Islands (Spain). 12)

Shot dead

In the summer of 1997, Gianni Versace, returning from a stroll along Ocean Drive in Florida, was shot dead by a serial killer outside his Miami Beach mansion. 13)

Wedding dress for mom

Michael Kors designed his first dress at the age of 5 - it was his mother's wedding dress. 14)

Miu Miu

The brand name Miu Miu comes from the nickname of its creator Miuccia Prada. 15)

Scuba diving

Alexander McQueen was the biggest fan of scuba diving. He said that it was underwater that he felt most comfortable with. 16)

Born in Lebanon

Elie Saab was born in Lebanon. 17)

Tom Ford to the rescue

The Gucci brand was close to bankruptcy. The company's rescue is credited to Tom Ford, who took over the creative role at the brand in 1994. 18)

fashion.txt · Last modified: 2022/10/20 03:23 by aga