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Designer Diaries – Balenciaga and His Royal Clientele

Thank you to Iselen for reviewing this post and adding some great detail! Cristóbal Balenciaga was born on January 21, 1895, in Guetaria, Spain. He was born to fashion, having assisted his seamstress mother from his youngest days. By 12, he was designing for stylish women in his home town, and by 13, he completed… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Balenciaga and His Royal Clientele

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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 – Norman Hartnell: Brides Pt.4

Click for parts  1, 2, and 3 of the Brides series. And read those links! We've finally made it to the end! Today we'll finish looking at gowns from the 50s and 60s. Note: Links to gowns in general from both eras. First up is a bit of a cheat. Hartnell created the costumes, including… Continue reading The Designer Diaries – Norman Hartnell: Brides Pt.4

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The Designer Diaries – Norman Hartnell: Brides Pt.3

Brides: Parts 1, 2, can be found here. Only one more after this to go! Several of the links are to various interviews with and excerpts from Lady Glenconner's autobiography. A lot of good info straight from the source! Welcome to the wedding of Lady Anne Coke to Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner. Much like his gown… Continue reading The Designer Diaries – Norman Hartnell: Brides Pt.3