There have been and still are hundreds of fashion designers in the world. But only a few of them have had any major impact on fashion industry today. And even fewer have revolutionised the fashion industry completely. One of these revolutionaries is the renowned Christian Dior. He reestablished Paris as the centre of the fashion world, and created his name as a symbol of elegance, quality, and modernity. I will be looking into how Dior’s context informed his practice, by using three of his most iconic and popular designs; The Bar Suit, Venus Dress and the Cygne Noir dress. And how these were a direct representation of 1945-1950 France.
British born Anna Wintour, born on November 3rd 1948 is the current editor in chief of world renowned fashion magazine ‘Vogue’. Having started her career in fashion in the early 1970’s working at Harpers and Queen in London, Anna Wintour has decades of experience in the fashion industry and is seen as one of the most influential figures in the fashion world. Anna Wintour was born to a father who was editor of the ‘London Evening Standard’, it was quite clear that Anna adopted her stern and tough working attitude from her father who was known as ‘Chilly Charlie’ within the media world due to his cold demeanour quite like his daughter
Coco Chanel was one of the most influential fashion designers of the Twentieth Century and she was the first significant female fashion designer. The fashion world was impacted by Chanel’s phoenix like return to fashion after her retirement in 1953. Chanel introduced men and women to practical yet elegant styles. Although Chanel has been deceased for forty-one years her undeniable influence on fashion and women’s roles in society will be remembered for generations to come. Coco Chanel was an iconic designer and continues to inspire men and women around the world.
Tory Burch is important in the fashion industry because she is also a business woman and a philanthropist. People around the world needs someone to look up to, and Tory Burch is very passionate about her career, she served on the board of Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She received several awards of her accomplishments in those societies, as well as “Accessory Brand Launch of the Year from Accessories Council of Excellence; and Rising Star award from Fashion Group International. Tory was named on of Forbes’s Most Powerful Women in the World” (Carrera, 2011). She was actually rated as the 73rd most powerful women.
The fashion industry is rapidly growing and constantly generating new fashion trends almost weekly. Fashion for some may seem ridiculous and unnecessary; but fashion is not just a meaningless usage of article of clothing or farcical materials sew together for coverage. There is more to fashion than meets the eyes, fashion is precious and significant. It is a reflection of self-image, it speak the ream about who we are and how we review ourselves. Not only is fashion the reflection of self-image but also the reflection of our history as Coco Channel have said, “Fashion is not something that exist in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Fashion
This is best illustrated in her ability to make fashion timeless” (“Six of America’s Leading Designers Create One-Of-A-Kind Gowns Inspired by Grace, Princess of Monaco to Celebrate her Iconic Style and Legacy to the Fashion World 1). People from all around the world still copy her looks today because they never go out of style. Six of America’s top designers are taking an iconic outfit and creating a one of a kind look all from inspiration from her looks in honor of her legacy. Grace Kelly obtained a classic college girl style; she wore basic pieces but made sure they all fit perfectly “her style was defined mostly by what she didn’t wear-- ‘too blatant curves, too-tight dresses, too-lavish furs, or jewelry noteworthy only for its abundance” (Ball 1). Her simple pieces were out of the ordinary at this time; the fact that she was a Hollywood it-girl and Princess of Monaco who did not wear outrageous articles of clothing made her different-and the public loved it. Furthermore, the press ate up everything about her, when she wore something plain and simple to meet the first lady, the world could not get enough of her simple style. She single handedly changed the fashion trends of her era “...her rigorous fashion restraint frequently sent the newsprint world into a tizzy. When she wore a plain green dress to the white house in 1961, it was headline news, the headline being THE GODDESSES MEET” (Ball 1). Kelly inspired others because her elegance and poise radiated through her style. Her signature white gloves and oversized saucer hat made her modest and classic. One of Kelly’s largest fashion accomplishments is when one of the most well known designers in the world-Hermes-named a bag after her. Her iconic large bag she used to conceal her baby bump was named the ‘Kelly’. Besides from her stunning appearance Grace
Since women started to become more valued in the workforce, they also wanted to reward themselves by expressing how they felt through style. The booming designer of the time, Christian Dior, really helped women find their identify through simple fabrics along with tasteful and simple designs. Dior took over the closets of all women from the 1940’s all the way through the mid 1950’s. The waist became the focal point of the human figure and the bustlines started to raise and take shape. The shoulders stayed soft with rich fabrics and colors and the length of the dresses and skirts became effortlessly long and full of life. The most iconic women of this time that really took a grasp of this era was Marilyn Monroe.
Since its introduction to the world in December of 1892 Vogue has gone about as the central form counselor for the socialites of tomorrow, setting up the garments drifts in the interminably developing universe of design. Vogue is presently distributed in eighteen nations, universally extending the legacy and impact of the design wonder. In spite of Vogue's concentrate on the brief form vibes existing apart from everything else, the magazine has kept up its status as the managing voice in first class design styles for almost 120 years.
Coco Chanel, born Gabrielle Bonhuer Chanel, on August 19, 1883 in Saumur, France was an amazing woman who redefined fashion as we know it today. She was a clothing designer who revolutionized the fashion industry with her suits, little black dresses, and avant garde flare. Because of this quickly in her young life she became well know, and rose to be the fashion icon that she is today. From the timeless designs that are still popular to this day, and the sophisticated outfits that can be paired with great accessories Chanel has done it all. When it comes down to it though it was Coco Chanel’s philosophy that “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it’s not luxury” that lead to her success. (“Coco Chanel”)
It wasn’t until Chanel started to create jackets which not only had the purpose of being worn closed, she created jackets that looked good opened, closed or hanging over the shoulders. She emphasized on this style by making blouses to serve the complete outfit. She was also the creator of the “Little Black Dress”, which was a relatively simple black dress made by elegant materials such as lace, tulle, weightless silk and even embroidery in a new, more tailored way. Chanel is today world known for its high quality designs and has women of the 21th century dependent on its classical style (Rennolds Milbank 120-121).
I will investigate various factors, such as organisational structure, culture, leadership and management of the British Vogue Magazine. I will use relevant theories to support the report. By using the relevant theories, I will explain how those factors help to function effectively and achieve the organisational goals.
Although celebrity culture is typically associated with actors and actress, consumers may also rely on the trustfulness and credibility of politicians and first wives when deciding fashion trends. In the 1960s, fashion icon Jackie Kennedy took over the fashion industry (Joel 1). She appealed to many stay-at-home women because she was commonly known to have a “sophisticated simplicity” (Joel 1) approach to fashion. Her successor, First Lady Michelle Obama has instantly become a fashion icon herself as well. She is commonly seen wearing American designers therefore pushing “the American fashion industry into the international spotlight” (Givhan 1). People are often so draw to her style because it gives a glance into her personal life. As Givhan states, “Obama’s clothes have connected with the public in contemporary terms, in the language of Hollywood’s glamour, Seventh Avenue’s bold entrepreneurship and the democracy of the mass market” (Givhan 1). In March 2009, Michelle Obama appeared on the cover of US Vogue which showcased her “dress, style, and poise” (Gibson 40). Brett Schenck, president of Hart Schaffner Marx states, “It’s usually the frenzy behind the first lady” (Jones), but in the some instances, President Obama has also made an impact on the fashion industry. In the summer of 2009, designer Donatella Versace created a runway show that was designed and dedicated to him. The clothes she created where inspired by President Obama because it showcased “a relaxed man