Badgley Mischka Pronunciation: Badge-lee-mish-ka Mark Badgley and James Mischka do Old-Hollywood evening wear like nobody else. Teri Hatcher and Winona Ryder created a storm on the red carpet in 1996 wearing the designer-lover duo’s glamorous gowns and the world soon took notice. Badgley Mischka is most famous for its out-of-this-world bridal wear (remember the awesome [...] Read More
Balenciaga Pronunciation: Bal-en-see-AH-gah Spanish designer, Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) is a true inspiration for twentieth century designers. His designs created illusions, while outlining the perfect silhouette of a woman’s body. Balenciaga favored mute colors like black and brown, as well as an asymmetrical design. He’s influenced designers as diverse as Andre Courreges and Marc Jacobs. The [...] Read More
Beene, Geoffrey Pronunciation: Jof-ree Bee-n American designer Geoffrey Beene fashion career spans more than 40 year career, opening his own company in 1963. Beene garnered success for his bolero jackets, streamlining jumpsuits, high waisted pants, stiffed structured dresses and paper-doll silhouettes. In 1967, he shot to stardom after designing Lynda Bird Johnson’s high necked princess [...] Read More
Blahnik, Manolo Pronunciation: Muh-no-low blah- nick When Carrie Bradshaw, the main character on HBO’s popular series “Sex and the City”, begged a mugger not to take her Manolos, a love affair was born. The high end shoe maker, who is responsible for the design and prototype of every shoe that bears his name, and his [...] Read More
Bottega Veneta Pronunciation: Bo-TAY-ga Ve-NE-tah The high-end leather goods company Bottega Veneta is known for its fabulous purses and exceptional design. Highly reputed for quality and exclusiveness, this designer is known for the signature Intrecciato Line. In July 2001 the company merged with the Gucci Group. Bottega Veneta – Photo Credit: bottegaveneta.com [...] Read More
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