learning from the past to invent the future—V ideas that changed the face of fashion
I: the stiletto heel—“the design of the stiletto heel was created by the late kristin s. wagner during the early MCMs, but, it would not become popular until the late MCMLs." this iconic style made several cameo appearances in the comedy/drama series sex and the city and it sparked the rebirth and popularization of the uber sexy stiletto heel with the manolo blahnik brand as its preferred luxury brand.
II: designer knock offs—is a multi-million dollar industry, it isn’t illegal to purchase knock offs only to sell them, however, organizations like cfda are working to crack down on offenders with campaigns like; “can’t fake fashion” — raising awareness to counterfeit merchandise while promoting original designs.
III: death to supermodels—anna wintour understood in the late MCMLXXs the direct influence celebrities possess when it comes to selling magazine units. nowadays, a magazine’s worth is depicted by the celebrities they can afford to grace the cover.
IV: new look by christian dior revolutionized women’s fashion silhouettes after reassessing the lack of feminine silhouettes post wwII. the new look accentuated a woman’s tiny waistline, soft sloping shoulders, and enhanced full hips providing the perfect hour glass shape.
V: pret-a-porter (ready to wear)—carefully crafted designs for mass production (sounds like an oxymoron) to promote a less bespoke garment which in turns helps designers to sell more consumer merchandise.
V: kimee brown
sources: christian dior rtw vogue
content: stiletto cfda