24 March 2016
Chanel’s greatest rival in the battle for the post-World War I customer established the modern ideal of beauty when he hired long-limbed, flat-chested models with short hair from the USA.
4 March 2016
In the 10th instalment of BoF’s fashion history series we study the self-taught seamstress who started her company on the insistence of her entrepreneurial son. She created democratic high fashion for the upper middle classes, and her couture could undercut Lanvin and Chanel by a third. But for this reason she was never mentioned in the same breath by high society.
2 March 2016
In the ninth instalment of BoF’s fashion history series, we study Pierre Balmain, the designer who preferred making money to making waves. With the support of Cecil Beaton and and Gertrude Stein, the couturier found himself feted on a global stage after just one collection. But a career chasing the custom of foreign royalty and Hollywood's finest at the expense of Parisien society left his legacy in tatters.
11 January 2016
11 January 2016 • By Robin Mellery-Pratt
The State of Education
18 December 2015
27 November 2015
In the fourth instalment of BoF’s fashion history series, we meet the creator of the “little black dress,” who took her cues from a country in mourning. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the designer doyenne who founded fashion’s most famous house, used her lovers’ money to establish herself and rewrote the rulebook with her mannish collections.
23 November 2015
In the seventh instalment of BoF’s fashion history series, meet the late bloomer who invented the ‘New Look.’ It took Christian Dior four decades to put on a show but the gallerist turned designer won over Paris from the word go.
19 October 2015
30 August 2015
In the second instalment of BoF’s fashion history series, we study the life of Jeanne Lanvin, the milliner turned mogul who outlived the competition. She built the longest-running fashion house in the world on cloche hats, feminine clothes and a fragrance which is still around to this day.
26 August 2015
Imran Amed and Robin Mellery-Pratt
The State of Education
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The Big Paris Shake-Up: Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Dior and Valentino
BoF Exclusive | Dov Charney’s Next Act
Unmasking East Asia’s Beauty Ideals
5 Young London Designers You Need to Know
Op-Ed | There's No Point Being a Well-Dressed Corpse
Model Gigi Hadid Manhandled in Milan
At Prada, Memories Are Made of This
In Milan, Fashion on Repeat
Dsquared2 Merges Men's and Women's Shows, Moves to Men’s Calendar
Social Goods | Zara's Eco-Friendly Line, Marc Jacobs Dreadlocks, Sports Direct Investigation
Jacquemus: Bigger Than You Think
After Long Slumber, Italian Fashion Wakes to ‘Beautiful Moment’
The Scent of Streetwear
Dominic Jones Resurfaces at Astley Clarke
Alice in Ghettoland at Philipp Plein
Broken Promises at Giorgio Armani