FASHION HISTORY

FASHION HISTORY

What makes Claudia an expert and a guru, is not only her ability to help clients with their personal style and wardrobe, it is her appreciation and knowledge of fashion history. For example, in order to truly be a fashion expert, one must know why a client needs a little black dress and where the concept and design of such a fashion essential originated. Throughout history we see fashion repeat itself and manifest itself across decades. Continuing on to this very day and likely into the future, classics of fashion, design, and wardrobe remain – original, refined, and timeless.

 

Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas. But what makes it new is the way you put it together. – Carolina Herrera

 

Most Influential Fashion Icons 

Classic Designers                                                 Emergent Moderns

Cristobal Balenciaga                                           Georgio Armani

Coco Chanel                                                         Manolo Blahnik

Christian Dior                                                      Bill Blass

Madame Gres                                                      Carolina Herrera

Thierry Hermes                                                   Karl Lagerfeld

Jeannne Lanvin                                                   Ralph Lauren

Madeleine Vionnet                                              Miuccia Prada

Louis Vuitton                                                       Oscar de la Renta

Charles Worth                                                     Yves Saint Laurent 

Hollywood & Celebrities                                     Societal Women

Greta Garbo                                                         Duchess of Cambridge

Rita Hayworth                                                     Jacqueline Kennedy

Edith Head                                                           Babe Paley

Audrey Hepburn                                                 Diana, Princess of Wales

Grace Kelly                                                           Millicent Rogers

Sophia Loren                                                       Diana Vreeland

Marilyn Monroe                                                  Anna Wintour

Gloria Swanson                                                   Elizabeth Taylor

 

Historical Figures and Events

Cleopatra

Helen of Troy

Rococo Period

Marie Antoinette

American Civil War

Flappers

World War I and II

  

Building a proper wardrobe is like building a home. Indeed, you should think of it like a home, because it is something you are going to live in. It must be comfortable and suit all your needs. – Edith Head