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Pioneering American fashion design: Bonnie Cashin

Born in Fresno, California and named after a beloved family horse, Bonnie Cashin emerged from modest surroundings to become a pioneer of American style in the mid-20th century and be hailed as the ‘mother’...
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Influential style: Coco Chanel’s English lovers

Of all the well known Chanel designs, the tweed jacket  is one of the most iconic. The definition of chic to the modern woman, the little tweed jacket has its origin in British country menswear. Valerie...
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Coming soon: Yves Saint Laurent

I'm really looking forward to the UK release of new French film Yves Saint Laurent, which follows the designers early career, focusing on the Sixties. Picture the scene: It is Paris, 1957. 21 year-old Yves...
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Mary Quant: The Chelsea girl

Did she or didn't she invent the mini skirt? Well, what we do know is that Mary Quant brought us that quintessential London Sixties look. Martha Hayes looks back at a British fashion icon....
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Remembering French Icon Yves Saint Laurent

Five years ago mourners gathered in Paris at the Church of Saint-Roch to bid farewell to French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent—just one block from where he began his career more than 50 years earlier....
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Ossie Clark: The king of King’s Road

The Sixties were in full swing. The Beatles thought they’d try their luck in America, Andy Warhol painted soup cans from his silver-foiled factory, and Stanley Kubrick made some film about an evolutionary...
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Top 10 iconic Chanel designs

Coco Chanel's designs still continue to fascinate us today and have lost nothing of their appeal, simply because they have both a timeless look and iconic fashion status. Chanel, always the innovator and never...
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The history of the little black dress

The little black dress - Coco Chanel's timeless classic has been around for nearly a century, to celebrate, here's a history of this unassuming wardrobe...