The costumes and jewelry of the wife of the 44th President of the United States, Michelle Obama, have always been the subject of discussion and controversy, but vintage earrings from Miriam Haskell were once recognized as the perfect choice. Miriam Haskell herself many years ago became a guiding star for many women in jewelry design, once and for all, changing the idea that creating jewelry is a man's job
These coarse, high lace-up boots have long gone beyond the subcultures and have become true classics. Today "Martins" are combined with romantic dresses and classic suits, they are worn by Hollywood actresses and ordinary schoolgirls, businessmen and students. However, the most famous boots in the history of mankind have a rich and unusual history
I wonder how priorities change over time. If today almost every second girl dreams of becoming a model, then in the Soviet Union the profession of fashion models was considered one of the most disgraceful. And even in the comedy "The Diamond Hand" for the character of Andrei Mironov, it was no coincidence that the image of a guy walking on the catwalk was chosen - this is how the filmmakers wanted to once again emphasize the moral fall of the hero. So why did the demonstrators of clothing (namely, that is what was then called the representatives of this professor
Lady Dee is considered to be a style icon and a woman who conquered millions of British people with her democratic behavior. However, her path to the Olympus of haute couture was not easy, and there were severe failures on it. In the early years, the press often called the royal bride, and then the princess "simpleton", "teacher" and "rebel". Unfortunately, the wedding dress was the worst for the girl. It is on the list of the most unsuccessful wedding dresses in the history of fashion
History knows many inspiring examples of women jewelers, but perhaps the most successful of them was Elsa Peretti, the permanent leading designer of Tiffany & Co., who taught all fans of high jewelry to love silver and laconic forms. Liza Minnelli was a fan of her talent, Gal Gadot in the film "Wonder Woman" saved the world with bracelets from Peretti. And hundreds of non-profit organizations around the world are grateful to her not at all for earrings and rings
Mary Quant is known and remembered as the inventor of mini skirts. However, in the 50s, she also introduced short shorts, bright tights, vinyl raincoats into fashion, created the first author's palette of shadows, made Twiggy the standard and completely changed the vector of development of women's fashion. Today, her achievements are evaluated in different ways, but then she pursued only one goal - to give women comfortable clothes and give them freedom
India has always been famous for its luxurious jewelry, but today, perhaps, one name burns brighter than others in the jewelry firmament - Viren Bhagat. Almost nothing is known about him, he communicates little with journalists, rarely leaves the workshop, and his creations do not need advertising - they are sold out even at the stage of creation, although they are fabulously expensive. Who is Viren Bhagat - the man who turned down the most prestigious jewelry brands for his own dream?
People in the world have been isolated for too long. All means are good for fighting boredom and depression. When the same walls and objects constantly surround you, you can begin to look at everything around you from a completely different, new point of view. The fashionable Chilean designer, Felipe Cavier, did just that. Everyone says that inspiration can come at the most unexpected moment and anywhere. Felipe was so inspired while doing housework that he began to create outfits based on various household items
It is difficult to imagine, but the world has not always been fascinated by graceful floral patterns, simple rural life and cozy family evenings by the fireplace. Our current vision of the "beautiful past" is largely the work of designer Laura Ashley, who made the entire planet fall in love with vintage
Lucy Duff Gordon has survived the collapse of all hopes, family life and Titanic. But it was she who was ahead of the fashion industry by almost half a century, having come up with everything that has now become customary - fashion shows, the release of one brand of clothing, perfumes and accessories, poetic names for new collections and even a prototype of a modern bra
Millions of girls all over the world dream of becoming models and therefore strive to meet the standards necessary to be noticed and taken off at least for the cover of a more or less famous glossy magazine. But the notorious 90-60-90, feet from the ears, tall stature and doll-like appearance are now not at all a ticket to the world of the fashion industry. On the contrary, eminent fashion houses are now betting on uniqueness, and therefore girls with an extraordinary appearance are conquering the world. The stories of these m
When the series about the life of Soviet fashion models "The Red Queen" was released on the screens, many of those who at one time were related to the world of fashion in the USSR were outraged - the events seemed far-fetched to them and very far from reality. Yelena Izergina, one of the most famous Soviet fashion models, who is most often referred to in the media as the first wife of Valentin Gaft, was a witness of how everything actually happened. What inaccuracies and exaggerations so outraged the one that stood at
Diana Spencer, whom the whole world remembers as Princess Diana, married in a romantic dress reminiscent of the outfits of other times - modesty and romanticism, puffy sleeves, flowing neckline … It was invented by Gina Fratini, who seemed to have sewed dresses for fairy princesses all her life
The era of top models - this is how the 90s of the last century can be characterized. It was at that time that the era of real catwalk stars began, and the profession of fashion models became one of the most coveted. Millions of girls strove to become like their idols, but in fact there were a lot of them. Moreover, if now we do not have time to remember even the names of those who appear in glossy films, then 30 years ago almost everyone knew celebrities with the status of a supermodel. But their careers were waiting for the sunset, and now what has become
February 20 marks the 55th anniversary of one of the world's most famous supermodels, Cindy Crawford. Few representatives of this profession can boast that at this age they still continue to appear on the covers of glossy publications, but time seems to have no power over it. Her family is also called an exception to the rule: despite constant rumors of divorce, she has been married to businessman Randy Gerber for more than 20 years. How the model surprised the journalists by talking about the secret of a long-term relationship
The whole world lay at the feet of Gia Carangi: the most eminent glossy publications were ready to pay big money just to decorate their covers, and photographers who wanted to capture her lined up. It would seem that the girl was treated kindly by Fortune, who did not spare gifts for her: almost immediately, a simple teenager from Philadelphia achieved such success that even Vogue almost immediately offered cooperation. A couple of years later, Gia received the unspoken title of one of the first super
These extravagant ladies are close to the fashion world like no other - and therefore the stylists' recommendations "for women for …" cause them only laughter. They are not afraid to seem strange, funny, unlike anyone else in the world. They do not accept prohibitions and create trends themselves, their images are copied by young people, and their main motto is to enjoy life before it's too late. After all, when, if not 80 years old, flaunt in a rainbow swimsuit or a British flag hat?
There are actors of one role, and there are designers of one thing. Diane von Fürstenberg has come up with a dress that, according to fashion critics, "fits all women." Almost everyone has at least one of these - comfortable and at the same time emphasizing the figure. The wrap dress, born in the 70s, does not lose its relevance to this day, and the DVF brand annually releases collections that repeat this iconic model - and every time it becomes a real fashion event
Today the Boucher brand is known only to connoisseurs of vintage jewelry, but once its creator was one of the first to show fashionistas and fashionistas that chic is not only gold and diamonds. Marcel Boucher's brand was born in the dark times of the Great Depression, survived the crucible of World War II and became synonymous with luxury - even if its birds of paradise and quivering lilies were not created from precious materials
The Monet jewelry brand, launched in the late 1930s, revolutionized jewelry design. Rejection of precious stones and inlay in favor of minimalism, clean and laconic forms, revolutionary technologies, the latest designs of fasteners and fasteners, collaboration with Yves Saint Laurent and the world's first line of jewelry for teenagers … Surprisingly, everything could have turned out differently, if not for The Great Depression
Sybil Dunlop's jewelry looks like aliens from the distant past. In them one can imagine aristocrats of bygone eras or heroines of ancient legends, but she created her elven brooches on the eve of World War II … The creations of her hands fascinate, but disappointingly little is known about Sybil Dunlop herself. What do we know about a female jeweler who could make jewelry for Queen Guinevere?
The world's most expensive evening bag worth 92 thousand dollars, inlaid with thousands of diamonds, tourmalines and pink sapphires, clutches in the form of hamburgers and fries covered with crystals … Judith Leiber's creations are kept in modern art museums, they are adored by the first ladies of the United States, and fashion historians call them her true revolutionary
The series "Dynasty" once riveted the eyes of many viewers around the world to the screens. And one of the reasons for his frenzied popularity was the luxurious outfits and jewelry in which the heroines shone on the set. They were created by a man named Nolan Miller, who from the age of ten dreamed of a career as a designer and "never wanted anything else."
Today her name is known mainly to researchers and collectors who call Suzanne Belperron the most important jewelry designer of the 20th century. Many of her creations remained anonymous, often she simply did not put a stamp on them with her name, claiming that her signature was her style. And it was she who made a revolution in the world of jewelry, giving him new images, new materials and the inimitable "Belperron style"
The best watches in the world are made, of course, in Switzerland, and the best watches in Switzerland are Chopard! Throughout their long history, they have been the official suppliers of the Swiss Railways, the timekeepers of the Grand Prix of races in Monaco, they conquered the Russian emperor with their fantastically accurate watches … And today the Chopard masters create the Palm Branch of the Cannes Festival and shower diamonds on its guests, and the woman behind these innovations - one of the most influential people in the jewelry and watch industry
The Cartier jewelry house has a symbol - a flexible panther with predatory sparkling eyes. A wild cat studded with precious stones hugged Wallis Simpson's wrist, and now it clenches the fingers of modern fashionistas in its jaws. She dozed, turned into a brooch, and hid, wrapped in an earring. The appearance of the Cartier panther is associated with a woman who was once a lover, but did not become the wife of Louis Cartier, and then headed his jewelry house and led to new heights of success
Some are sure that real gold is exactly the Soviet one, others consider the design to be outdated and never pretended to be chic, others associate pleasant memories of certain events or people with rings and earrings of those years. Therefore, it is extremely difficult to give any objective assessment of the jewelry of the Soviet era, besides, the jewelry industry in the Union was not a business focused on the needs of the buyer, but a nationwide industry, while private jewelers were prohibited
He was called "the king of black diamonds", he introduced the millionaires of Saudi Arabia to European jewelry, introduced the fashion for luxurious jewelry watches that drove the friends of Russian oligarchs crazy … Fawaz Gruosi, the son of a truck driver from Beirut, reached unattainable heights - a successful businessman who became renowned jeweler. But 2020 turned out to be a fatal year for his enterprise. The reason was a political scandal in distant Angola and a rare black diamond
Each time has its own standards of female beauty. What ladies do not go to just to meet the ideal! Plus-size model from New York, Katie Sturino declares war on the notorious "90-60-90". By dressing exactly like slim celebrities, a woman shows that in order to be attractive, you don't have to be thin
The world of jewelry design is in constant flux. Synthetic materials, new alloys, hundreds of patents and discoveries, science working in tandem with art … However, for the Buccellati jewelry house, time seems to have stopped: they continue to create jewelry using the technologies of the Renaissance jewelers and remain in demand
Haute couture is a fantastic world where designers' boundless imagination reigns … But this world also has a downside, where those who do not go to bow to get the applause rule. Millionaires invisible to the world, deciding who will lead a fashion house with a great history, who will burst into the industry as a bright comet, and who will be forgotten forever. One of these modest inhabitants of the fashionable behind the scenes is Bernard Arnault, the president of the LVMH group, which owns Christian Dior, Givenchy, Kenzo
Today we are already accustomed to the idea that beauty has no size, large brands have finally listened to the wishes of consumers and began to expand the size ranges, and advertising campaigns are increasingly showing photos of ordinary women without traces of retouching. However, on the catwalks of Milan and Paris, you rarely see girls larger than the size XS. And therefore, the loud appearance of plus-size models at the World Fashion Weeks leaves no one indifferent
Perhaps sneakers are one of the few fashion items that perfectly emphasizes and expresses individuality. They currently have a variety of shapes, colors, finishes, and unlimited uses for the modern consumer. These are footwear worn by more than half of the population: from athletes, artists, models, adolescents, children, women and men to the elderly, who keep pace with the times, adhering to the motto "fashionable, stylish, practical and comfortable." But that's all
Oleg Fedorov's drawings-reconstructions stand out against the background of the historical works of other artists primarily due to the reliability of the smallest details. Fedorov's reconstructions are based on current archaeological and scientific data; many works have been created for major museums in collaboration with leading scientists and specialists. A selection of drawings on the theme of ancient Russian women's jewelry headdress gives us the opportunity to see how our great-great- (50 times great) -mothers could look like almost a thousand
In the 90s, the country was not weakly in a fever. Everything has changed, including the attitude towards culture. Soviet restraint was replaced by Western permissiveness, and domestic celebrities realized that they needed to stand out. But how to do it? Of course, with the help of unusual and sometimes very strange outfits. But even among this splendor, one can single out such costumes that even in those days looked strange and shocking
Prince Felix Yusupov, the brightest representative of the last generation of the imperial aristocracy of Russia, knew how to shock the public with his "pranks", reaching the point of shocking. He gained fame as a gay man, and then married the niece of Nicholas II, the favorite of Alexander III, Irina Romanova. He narrowly escaped execution for participating in a conspiracy against Grigory Rasputin, and having fled abroad with his wife after the revolution, he was able to found a fashion house and conquer Paris
In the life of Coco Chanel, there were many moments associated with Russian people. At the same time, fate brought her together with the most brilliant and extraordinary representatives of Russian bohemia and high society: Sergei Diaghilev, Igor Stravinsky, Grand Duke Dmitry Romanov, Natalie Paley, Ernest Bo, Count Kutuzov, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna - these people played an important role in the life of the great fashion designer. At the same time, Coco Chanel's relationship with them was very ambiguous
What is the first thing that comes to mind when we hear this name - Marshak? Of course, wonderful poems and translations of the Soviet poet. However, at the end of the 19th century, no one would have quoted "this one who is scattered from Basseinaya Street." The name of Joseph Marshak, "Kiev's Cartier", once sounded throughout the Russian Empire and was associated with luxury, dizzying success and incredible love for his work
Smiling moons, witches on a broomstick and mermaids swinging on branches … Kirks Folly jewelry is well known to vintage jewelry aficionados around the world. Their fabulous motives, complex colors and many unexpected details leave no one indifferent. And while brands that do not agree to play by the rules often do not succeed, the Kirks Folly story shows that it is important to follow the call of the heart - and the rest will follow
The most famous American jewelry brand, once superior in influence to Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels … Trifari changed the way wealthy American women thought about jewelry, conquering Broadway and Hollywood. The unique design and business acumen of the directors have allowed Trifari to survive several global crises - but have not helped to maintain its position today