Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton is most famous for its printed products, which features the initials LV. It is well known in modern culture, and because of it, many counterfeits are produced to imitate the real thing. An interesting fact is that these prints account for 18% of fake accessories seized in the European Union.
Sarah Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton. Sarah Jane Clarke & Heidi Middleton are better known as the designers of Sass & Bide (founded in 1999) which is, without a doubt, famous for its top-quality jeans. After being thoroughly impressed with their designs, actress Sarah Jessica Parker commissioned the duo to create one-off garments for Sex & the City.
Nicolas Ghesquière. In November 2012, Nicolas Ghesquière left Balenciaga after fifteen years at the fashion house, so Alexander Wang of his label with the same name took up the role. Cristóbal Balenciaga was the founder of the label and Olivier Theyskens is the artistic director of fashion label Theory.
Versace. Liz Hurley accompanied Hugh Grant to the 1994 premiere of Four Weddings & A Funeral, wearing a black low-cut dress held together by oversized gold safety pins. Liz Hurley hit back at critics about the dress and said, "Unlike many other designers, Versace designs clothes to celebrate the female form rather than eliminate it".
Stella. Stella McCartney, born in 1971, is the daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney. Stella is a well-known animal rights activist, and this is reflected in her fashion designs; she never uses fur or leather in any of her designs, but uses wool and silk.
Alexander McQueen. Alexander McQueen was the founder and designer of his eponymous label. McQueen committed suicide nine days after his mother passed away from cancer. McQueen is perhaps most famous for his Armadillo shoes-- twelve inches tall shoes with one of the irregular-looking shapes ever seen in the fashion world.
Coco Chanel. Coco Chanel is most famous for being the founder of Chanel, the brand that pioneered black and white and pearl necklaces. Coco always put an emphasis on looks and style whenever she spoke.
Dior. The remarks about Hitler that were made by British-born Galliano were caught on camera and published on various websites, spinning the fashion world into a frenzy. On March 1 2011, Dior released a statement saying that they had sacked Galliano after the incident.
Diane von Furstenberg. Diane von Furstenberg created her now-famous jersey wrap dress in 1974, and is so iconic to the world of fashion, that it is featured at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.