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Designer Diaries: Bellville Sassoon and the British Royals

Belinda Bellville had fashion design in her blood. Her grandmother, Cuckoo Leith - a name for fashion if there ever was one - ran a dress shop in the twenties. Thirty years on, her granddaughter Belinda looked around the staid, conservative British fashion landscape and decided there had to be room for a design house… Continue reading Designer Diaries: Bellville Sassoon and the British Royals

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The Designer Diaries: Royal Weddings and Dior

Writing about the royal gowns designed by the House of Dior is the sartorial equivalent of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Designed in different eras, for very different women, Dior has run the gamut from simple to insane. Seventies The seventies were all about loose, bohemian women's wear, and that translated to bridal gowns that were… Continue reading The Designer Diaries: Royal Weddings and Dior

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The Designer Diaries: Royals and Dior

Read our first installment on Dior and Princess Grace, here. Princess Margaret Princess Margaret first met Christian Dior in the spring of 1949, on a trip to the continent. Margaret must have liked what she saw, because she, her sister and the Queen Mother requested, and received, a private fashion show from the designer at… Continue reading The Designer Diaries: Royals and Dior