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...Born in Strasbourg, France in 1948, Thierry Mugler was the son of a doctor. He began making clothes when he was a teenager. Before moving to London in 1968, Mugler was a member of the ballet company Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg...
...Born in the village of Ahascragh in western Ireland in 1967, Philip Treacy learned to sew at age five and made hats for his sister’s dolls from feathers shed by his mother’s chickens and ducks. Treacy’s formal training began in 1985 when he...
...Born in 1938 in Hiroshima, Japan, Miyake studied graphic design at Tama Art University before leaving in 1964 to study in Paris at the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. In 1966 he began work in haute couture for Guy...
...Arthur Liberty was born in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England in 1843. He began his career in the early 1860s working at Farmer and Roger’s Great Shawl and Cloak Emporium on Regent Street in London, a store that specialized in importing...
...Max Mara’s founder Achille Maramotti trained as a lawyer, but his family was already established in the Italian fashion system. His great-grandmother Marina Rinaldi headed an important tailoring atelier in Reggio Emilia and his mother...
...Born in Turin in 1883, Nina moved to Paris with her family when she was twelve and by the age of thirteen was working as an apprentice to a couturier. In 1908, Nina joined the House of Raffin as a designer and remained there for twenty...
... licenses. In 1999, she launched the diffusion line, M Missoni, and added a woven collection. Missoni continues to expand as a lifestyle brand with furniture, fragrances, and hotels. Ottavio Missoni passed away in May 2013.References and Further...
...Born in 1945 in Yorkshire, England, Antony Price learned to sew from his mother and made clothes for his sisters as a young boy. On the family farm he constructed drystone walls, an exercise that the designer has identified as influential...
...The Italian fashion company Genny introduced the Complice label in 1975. Founded by Arnoldo Girombelli in 1961 as a small clothing factory in Ancona, Italy, Genny had become a large-scale operation by 1968.Donatella Ronchi, the daughter...
...Hervé Léger was born in Bapaume, Pas de Calais, France in 1957. He attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris until 1975. After working as a hairdresser, he designed hats for the Parisian boutique Venus et Neptune...