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Elsa Schiaparelli

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...Italian-born couturier Elsa Schiaparelli was active in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, where she was the main rival of Coco Chanel. Encouraged by Paul Poiret, she began to design clothes and soon became one of the most prominent figures...

Mary Quant

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...British fashion designer Mary Quant opened her first shop “Bazaar” on Chelsea’s King’s Road, London, in November 1955. Quant studied at Goldsmiths School of Art where she met Alexander Plunket-Greene, later to be her business partner...

Arne Jacobsen

Designer Biography

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...Danish industrial designer and architect, Jacobsen graduated from the School of Architecture at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1927 and was one of the few Danes who practiced both as an architect and as an industrial designer and can...

Misha Black

Designer Biography

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...Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, as Moisey Tcherny (but renamed “Misha Black” by his parents when they moved the family to Britain in 1912),designer Black had an extraordinary influence on the direction of twentieth-century architecture and design...

Jeanne-Marie Lanvin

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...Fashion designer Jeanne-Marie Lanvin began her career as apprentice to a milliner and dressmaker before opening her own millinery studio in Paris . Lanvin began by designing children’s wear, moving into womenswear when customers asked...

Madeleine Vionnet

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...Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer. She opened her own salon in 1912 and after the war she became a prominent designer in Paris until she retired in 1940. Vionnet is credited with creating the coupé en biais or bias cut...

Coco Chanel

Designer Biography

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...French fashion designer Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel (b. 1883) is best known as the creative genius behind such iconic pieces as the little black dress, the two-piece tweed skirt suit, and trousers for women. In the 1920s and 1930s...

Josef Albers

Designer Biography

...Josef Albers was a German painter, color theorist, art and design educator, born in Bottrop, who worked in Germany and the United States. A relatively late starter when he arrived as a student at the Bauhaus aged 32, Josef Albers became...

Anni Albers

Designer Biography

...Anni Albers was a German-American weaver and textile designer, born in Berlin, and a student at the Bauhaus weaving workshop between 1923 and 1925, studying with Gunta Stölzl. She later recalled that this was not teaching in the formal...

Steinberg, Saul

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

Book Chapter

...© The Saul Steinberg Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, LondonA renowned creator of witty and incisive drawings, whose prolific output spanned 60 years. He commented on humanity with a unique, intelligent and consistent...