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  • Designer Directory

    Lanvin, Jeanne

    Lanvin, Jeanne Pronunciation: John La- vin From her storied feud with fellow french fashion visionary Coco Chanel to building one of the first haute couture fashion empires, Jeanne Lanvin is the greatest designer you never heard of. Starting out as a milliner late 19th century Paris, Lanvin used the dresses she designed for her young [...] Read More

    January 1, 2008 by TBF

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    Laroche, Guy

    Laroche, Guy Pronunciation: Gee La-row-sh French designer Guy Laroche rose from an assistant position at Jeans Dresses in Paris to starting his own eponymous brand in 1956. Laroche was known for being a great cutter and tailor. He won great exclaim by critics and patrons after featuring vibrant colors, plunging neckline, low back lines during [...] Read More

    January 1, 2008 by TBF

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    Lauren, Ralph

    Lauren, Ralph Pronunciation: LORE-in Designer Ralph Lauren was one of the first designers to build his brand into a “lifestyle brand” and is credited with bringing the preppy blue blood look into mainstream American fashion. The Polo brand, and its iconic logo of a polo player, symbolizes American wealth and leisure (think summers in the [...] Read More

    January 1, 2008 by TBF

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    Lepore, Nanette

    Lepore, Nanette Pronunciation: Na-net LA-pour Mixing femininity with wearability, Nanette Lepore is like the “chick lit” designer of fashion. Her clothes are fun (they often feature embroidery, lace or other detailing) and accessible (most of the pieces are well under $500). According to her bio, Lepore’s designs are “suitable for a tea at The Ritz [...] Read More

    January 1, 2008 by TBF

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    Lhuillier, Monique

    Lhuillier, Monique Pronunciation: Mo-nee-ck Loo-lee-ay Philippine born fashion designer Monique Lhuillier captured the bridal couturier industry as the bridal gown designer to the stars. A graduate of LA’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Lhuillier launched Monique Lhuillier & Company in 1996 with the help of her husband Tom Bugbee. Lhuillier’s designs are noted [...] Read More

    January 1, 2008 by TBF