Johnson took many dance classes, which inspired her love of costumes. Johnson's fashion career started after she entered and won the Mademoiselle Guest Editor Contest. Within a year, she was the in-house designer for Manhattan boutique Paraphernalia. Johnson became part of both the ‘youthquake’ fashion movement and Andy Warhol's underground scene. In 1969, she opened a boutique called Betsey Bunky Nini on New York's Upper East Side.
Twiggy’s influence on fashion and modeling is still present in the world today through her involvement in television shows, magazines, and product commercials; as well as the influence she has had on women’s fashion today between keeping older women fashion forward and designing clothing for all women, and her attempt to fight against the negative side effects that comes with a world full of super models. This fashion icon is a woman who caught the eye of the public in sixty-six and still to this day people are watching her. Twiggy was born in London at the end of the 1940s as Lesley Hornby. From childhood she always had dreamed of being in fashion and at the age of sixteen was pulled into the world of fashion and started her path to being a fashion icon. Twiggy revolutionized the world of fashion and modeling through her tiny figure, boyish features, short haircut, thick eyelashes, and new style clothing in a matter of four years.
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (1883 – 1971) Figure 1. Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel [pic] Gabrielle Chanel (see Figure 1) was born in a French city Saumur on 19 August in 1883. When she was 18 she got a job as a shop assistant at a clothes shop. In 1909 Coco opened her own firm that made hats, which had a huge success in Paris. Coco had a talent to invent new models.
Fashion of the Fifties This decade opened up a wide variety of original and distinctive styles, which was presented with a classic new twist. World War II was over, time was peaceful yet prosperous. More money would be spent on fashion, and a whole world of new materials would be available to designers, or anyone who wanted them. Women are said to have dressed “smartly” in the 1950’s. Acting and looking like a lady was taught to young girls from the time they were born.
SWOTT Analysis Donna Karan started her fashion career at a young age working with Liz Clairborne, then as an assistant designer with the well-known fashion house of Anne Klein. Donna was born with her mother as a showroom model, and her father was a practicing suit maker/ tailor, so it seems inevitable that she would be part of the fashion industry. While attending the prestigious Parson’s school of design in 1968, Donna Karan was offered a summer job working for the designer, Anne Klein. While at Klein, she met and married her second husband, a clothing boutique owner, Mark Karan. At the age of 24, after graduating from Parsons, Kline offered her a full time position as one of its designer; then two years later she was promoted to associate designer, and had become Klein's successor.
This book also includes some of her loves, but they are rare to find. Writing books isn’t the only thing Joan Rivers is known for. Rivers is famous for her acting, being a comedian, winning Celebrity Apprentice, hosting E!’s Fashion Police and starring in E!’s Joan and Melissa, a reality show about her and her daughter, Melissa Rivers. Joan Rivers, born as Joan Alexandra Molinsky was born June 8th, 1933. Rivers is known for her countless plastic surgeries, her heavy New York accent, and her sassy and loud personality.
Known as “Bessie MacK” to her school friends, she would “scamper off to the cloakroom, where upon an old set of parallel bars - housed there for no apparent reason - she delighted herself and others by turning somersaults, and performing various other acrobatics in a highly expert manner.” Tey attended the Royal Academy in Inverness and then the Anstey Physical Training College in Birmingham from 1915-1918. The curriculum consisted of classes in medicine, chiropractic treatment, physical theory, gymnastics, and dance. It was a popular course of study for young women at that time. After graduating, she taught at physical training colleges near Liverpool and in Tunbridge Wells in England until 1926 when her
The Ultimate Sex Kitten In her 60′s heydays you would have been hard pressed to find a man who did not consider Brigitte Bardot, or BB, to be the ultimate sex symbol. Serge Gainsbourg wrote songs for her, fashion designers adored her and she was even chosen to be the first face of Marianne, the Liberty symbol of France. She was ahead of her time in many ways and her bohemian looks had a huge influence on the fashion and beauty world. Her signature messy up-do, cat eye make-up and sexy nude pout are still being emulated in photo shoots today. She is also credited for popularizing the Bikini through her movies and for taking the ballet flat from the stage onto the streets.
His most notable clients were Mary Pickford, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Judy Garland, all of whom became regular visitors at his salons. In 1918, he developed his 'colour harmony' face powder range, which allowed him to create make up for each individual based on their skin tones, due to the wide range of shades on offer. Creating false eyelashes, the eyebrow pencil, lip gloss, and pancake make up, Factor created a whole new language for screen cosmetics. Inevitably, once the actresses had been made to look so stylish on screen, they wanted to maintain the same effect in everyday life, so they wore the new Max Factor 'make up' in personal appearances. Soon, women unconnected with the theatre or the film industry were asking for the make up, so that they too could look glamorous.
After that, she joined a well-known model agency called Blue Book, where the manager told her to dye her dark hair to a platinum-blond. From that moment she became a successful and material girl, showing the world her dreamt body and using glossy jewelry and furs, she became an icon of fashion and movies, and the dream of every photographer. Her first movie roll was in 1948 in "Ladies of Chorus", then she made a string of hit movies, such us "Gentlemen prefer them blond", "How to marry a millionaire", etc. She married 3 times, and divorced because of infidelities. She was alcoholic and drug-addicted due to her emotional imbalance and the problems of insecurity she had.