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.
c) In her early 20’s, Chanel became involved with Etienne Balsan, the man who would help her finance her dream to become a milliner (a person who makes or sells women’s hats). “My fortune is built on that old jersey that I’d put on because it was cold in Deauville.” 2. Beginning of an era a) 1910- Chanel opened her first shop in Paris’s Rue Cambon selling hates. b) A few years later she opened stores in Deauville and Biarritz and began making clothes. 3.
Paul Poiret was born into poverty in Paris in 1879. At an early age he was apprenticed to an Umbrella maker. The odd bits of fabric cuttings that were tossed as waste interested Poiret, and he began to take them from the trash. He used this detritus to fashion clothes for his sister's dolls. Each dress was accompanied by a pattern that he drew and saved.
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.
Gabrielle Chanel commonly known as Coco Chanel started out in a life of poverty. It was at the orphanage in which she was raised that she learned to sew, leading her to find a local job as a seamstress. However, life as a seamstress lacked the glamour she desired, causing her to pursue a career in theater. But when show business proved fruitless, she found solace in the company of her lover Etienne Balsan, heir to a textile fortune. Balsan provided the capital needed for Coco to start up the hat and dress shop which quickly became one of the most popular boutiques in Paris.
Marilyn Monroe Norma Jean Mortenson, then known by the World as Marilyn Monroe, was born on June 1st, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Gladys Baker, was a woman with many psychological problems, so Marilyn had a difficult childhood and adolescence. She had to live many complicated situations that brought her problems for the rest of her short life. Before becoming a sex symbol, she used work in a factory, where a journalist found her and asked to take her some photographs. 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.
Women started to enter a variety of careers and new ways of living. During World War I, women took over men's jobs, and the traditional pompous clothes disappeared. After the war, the development of fashion was influenced by the new attitude of women. Chanel's Childhood Gabrielle Chanel was born in France, on August 19, 1883. The Chanel family did not have money, and they lived in a poor house in a narrow street.
Coco Chanel also known as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born in Saumur in 1883. Her career as a fashion designer started off with her being a mistress to first a wealthy military officer then an English industrialist. She drew on the resources of these two men to start up a millinery shop in Paris in 1910 whish then extended to Deauville and Biarritz. The two men also helped her by finding her customers among women of society and her simple hats became popular. Chanel soon expanded to couture, working in jersey, a first in the French fashion world.
Roddick had already opened a second shop before her husband’s return of being gone 10 months. When Anita Roddick opened her first Body Shop, she did not expect to get rich. She just hoped to survive. Her plan was disarmingly simple—she would create a line of cosmetics from natural ingredients and rather than rely on vanity to sell her products, she would appeal to her customers’ concern for the environment. Through a combination of low-key marketing, consumer education and social activism, The Body Shop rewrote the rulebook for the $16 billion global cosmetics business and made Roddick one of the richest women in England.
who she loved and wanted to live the rest of her life with, he as well loved her and lavished on her. When Chanel was caught at the middle of the night with Etienne she got fired again then she went and lived with Etienne she lived a luxurious life in his castle he always lavished on her buying her pearls, emeralds, diamonds and rubies, while she was living with him she began designing hats as a hobby, Balsan decided to give Chanel the money she needed to open up her own hat and dress shop in Paris. she soon left Etienne and took over his apartment in Paris