Fashions of a decade : the 1990s by Anne McEvoy

By Anne McEvoy

Models of a Decade: The Nineties recounts the heritage of style because it threaded its method via this interesting period. From silk jogging shorts to motorbike leathers to layered minidresses to stretch-velvet bounce fits, the Nineteen Nineties represented a interval of enjoyable, cutting edge garments types that may be bought at reasonable costs for the common individual. excellent for style and background fanatics alike, this revised, full-color quantity covers every thing readers would wish to understand approximately this attention-grabbing subject.

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1938) German designer, based in Paris. Launched his own company in 1984 but also worked with Chloé, Krizia, Fendi, and Chanel. His imaginative and witty designs remain a major fashion force. McQueen, Alexander (b. 1969) British designer. Worked for Romeo Gigli in Milan before graduating from Central St. Martins, London, when Isabella Blow bought his entire student collection. Provocative and controversial collections disguise exquisite tailoring skills. Appointed chief designer at Givenchy in 1996.

His “Italian Madonna” look of 1984 brought him widespread acclaim. Hilfiger, Tommy (b. 1951) American selftaught designer. His complete lifestyle collections for men, women, children, and the home reflect a combination of the classics and latest fashion trends. Jacobs, Marc (b. 1963) American designer. Radical, funky chic. Marc, a diffusion line launched 2001, became a must-have label for young urban hipsters. Kamali, Norma (b. 1945) American designer. Formed her own label in 1978 and remained popular throughout 1980s and 1990s for fashionable sportswear and office wear for the executive woman.

Provocative and controversial collections disguise exquisite tailoring skills. Appointed chief designer at Givenchy in 1996. Mizrahi, Isaac (b. 1961) American designer. Started own company in 1987. Chic, sophisticated but youthful clothes in classic American tradition. Switched to a media career in 1998. Miyake, Issey (b. 1935) Japanese designer. Worked in Paris from 1965 and in New York from 1969; formed own label in 1971. Extremely influential in the 1980s with his bold cutting and draping, and innovative use of textures and sculptural shapes.

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