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Missoni (Ottavio “Tai” Missoni [1921–2013] and Rosita Missoni [1932–])

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The husband and wife team of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni founded their knitwear company in the early 1950s, in the northern Italian village where Rosita was born. Ottavio and Rosita met at the 1948 London Olympic Games. Competing in the 400...

Foale and Tuffin (Marion Foale 1939–; Sally Tuffin 1939–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Marion Foale and Sally Tuffin were both students of fashion lecturer Janey Ironside at the Royal College of Art. Her students, who included Ossie Clark and Sylvia Ayrton (who worked briefly with Zandra Rhodes), were to be the architects...

Viktor and Rolf (Viktor Horsting [1969–]; Rolf Snoeren [1969–])

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Viktor and Rolf are Dutch fashion designers. The duo, who met while studying at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design, design clothes that playfully question the very nature of fashion and Parisian couture. Relocating to Paris in 1993...

Rabanne, Paco (Francisco Rabenda Cuervo) (1934–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Spanish designer, based in Paris, Rabanne was a couturier famous in the 1960s. His chain link metal and plastic dresses captured the futuristic, space age look pioneered by Courrèges. A child refugee from the Spanish Civil War, he trained...

Chanel, Gabrielle Bonheur (Coco) (1883–1971)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The House of Chanel is one of the most famous and successful Paris couture houses of all time. There are several reasons why: its founder Coco Chanel pioneered such fashion staples as the little black dress, the jersey cardigan suit...

Schiaparelli, Elsa (1890–1973)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian-born couturier Schiaparelli was active in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, when she was the main rival to Coco Chanel. Her unconventional designs, and her friendship with artists like Dali and Duchamp, caused Chanel to refer to her...

Ferragamo, Salvatore (1898–1960)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Ferragamo is one of Italy’s largest luxury goods companies. Its eponymous founder was a shoe designer who combined Hollywood glamour with Italian craftsmanship. In 1914, after an apprenticeship in Naples, he immigrated to Boston where his...

Pucci, Emilio, Marquess of Barsento (1914–92)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian fashion designer Pucci was a Florentine nobleman whose kaleidoscopic prints and stretch pants were the leisurewear of choice for the jet set visiting postwar Italy. He was educated at universities both in Italy, Florence and Milan...

Chalayan, Hussein (1970–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British/Turkish Cypriot fashion designer born in Nicosia, Cyprus, Chalayan arrived in the UK in 1978. His 2000 collection Afterwords, where the contents of an apartment, chairs and table, are revealed as wearable, portable clothing, has...

Dolce & Gabbana (Domenico Dolce 1958–; Stefano Gabbana 1962–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian fashion designers. The clothes by this Italian duo could be described as Rock Star meets Sicilian Widow (as Dolce is Sicilian). Unmistakably Italian, made for curvaceous Loren-like figures, their work has touches of high baroque...