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Klein, Calvin (1942–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Klein is an American fashion designer born in the Bronx, New York. He studied apparel design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. Klein did not graduate from the school, yet he received an honorary doctorate in 2003. On his...

Doucet, Jacques (1853–1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...French couturier, born in Paris, Jacques Doucet was involved with his family’s luxury textile business from an early age, creating the House of Doucet couture salon in 1871. Doucet’s artistic and literary collections accorded him prestige...

Saint-Laurent, Yves (1936–2008)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...French couturier and fashion designer, born Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, Saint-Laurent was credited with saving Paris couture from ruin in the 1960s and rendering ready-to-wear reputable. Saint-Laurent was born in Oran, Algeria...

Lanvin, Jeanne-Marie (1867–1946)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...French fashion designer Lanvin began as apprentice to a milliner and dressmaker, opening a millinery studio in Paris. She began to create beautiful embellished dresses for her daughter, which led her to include children’s wear in her...

Delaunay, Sonia (1885–1979)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Delaunay was an artist and textile designer, born Sarah Ilinitchna Stern in the Ukraine to Jewish parents. Her drawing skills were recognized at an early age, and Delaunay eventually studied at the Académie de la Palette in Paris, where she...

Straub, Marianne (1909–94)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British textile artist, born in Switzerland, Straub studied weaving at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich from 1928 to 1931, where she was passionate about hand-weaving. Determined to master her craft, in 1933, Straub moved to the textile...

Karan, Donna (1948–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Karan is an American fashion designer. Born Donna Ivy Faske in Forest Hills, New York, Karan grew up in Hewlett, Long Island. Her mother worked as a model while her stepfather made a living as a suit designer. Continually immersed...

Vionnet, Madeleine (1876–1975)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer. Born in Chilleurs-aux-Bois, Vionnet worked and lived in Paris for most of her adult life. After a short time in England as an apprentice for the Royal millinery supplier Kate Reilly, she...

Balenciaga, Cristóbal (1895–1972)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Spanish Basque fashion designer, Balenciaga was born in the fishing village of Getaria in the Gipuzoka province of Spain. He learned his craft from his mother who sewed dresses for local wealthy women, and the young Balenciaga began...

Stölzl, Gunta (1897–1983)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...German-Swiss textile artist, who was born in Munich, Stölzl played a significant role in the development of the Bauhaus Art School between 1927 and 1931. Stölzl was influential in the weaving department with her technical skills and dyeing...