Saturday, September 4, 2010


Christian Dior Fashion House

“I have designed flower women.”
C. Dior

Christian Dior was an influential French fashion designer, the founder of one of the world’s top fashion house, also called Christian Dior.
Christian Dior was born in a seaside town on the coast of France, called Granville. His family hoped he would become a diplomat, but Dior only wished to be involved in the fashion world and sketching as well.

To raise money, he sold his fashion works outside for about 10 cents per sketch. In 1928 after leaving school he opened a small art gallery, receiving money from his father. After a family financial disaster Dior was forced to close the gallery.

Prada Fashion House
“… Dusky eyes dazed. Mascara blacker than enigma. The mood is porcelain. Her dreams are weaving behind windows. “
Dreams Pradaesque by Beatrice Lao

Prada Fashion House is an Italian fashion brand designed by Mario Prada. Prada specializes in luxury goods for men and women (ready-to-wear, leather accessories, shoes, and luggage and hats, sunglasses and cell phones recently).

Givenchy Fashion House
Hubert de Givenchy (“Gee-von-shee”), the Givenchy Fashion House founder, was born in 1927, in the small town of Beauvais, France. As Givenchy’s father died the boy was raised by his mother and grandfather, an artist and expert tapestry maker.

Givenchy interest in fashion began when he at the age of ten visited the “fashion pavilion” at the International Exhibition in Paris. At home, he learned copies of “Vogue” magazine, often paying special attention to one man’s designs – Balenciaga

Giorgio Armani Fashion House
World-known fashion brand Giorgio Armani was created by Giorgio Armani, an Italian fashion designer born 1934 in Piacenza. His name and name of the brand became the synonymous with high-fashion and couture worldwide and is considered one of the most prestigious names in the fashion industry.

In his youth Armani studied medicine in Milano University. But soon understood that it’s not the thing he is to do in life.

In 1957 right after the army future fashion designer Giorgio Armani applied for a window dresser in the biggest Italian boutique La Rinascente. 1961 to 1970, worked as an assistant designer at a fashion house Nino Cerruti, where he designed for the menswear label “Hitman”.

In 1970, he left the company to pursue freelance work. Giorgio partnered with Sergio Galeotti to establish a menswear label Armani in 1974 with capital, and introduced a womenswear line in 1975. The seed capital of the new-born fashion house Giorgio Armani was $10 000

Gucci Fashion House
Gucci – is Florence, Italy, design clothing and leather accessories fashion brand founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci.

Gucci Fashion House started as little family leather and clothing biz. Being a smart guy Guccio quickly won reputation by hiring the best stuff for his property shops and using the beat materials he could get.

1938 saw the opening of Gucci’s first boutique in Rome. And in 1947 Guccio Gucci presented company’s first trademark – famous bamboo gripsack. In the 1950-c Gucci patented the original stripy canvas patter of girth. The next fashion world received so called “gucci shoes” –metal decorated sued moccasins.

Guccio Gucci had six children. His sons Vasco, Aldo, Ugo, and Rodolfo played a leading role in the company. Besides the professional success fashion house was famed by the endless family squabbles which ruined Gucci fashion empire

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