Madeleine Vionnet - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: Chilleurs-aux-Bois, 22 June 1876. Family: Married in 1893 (divorced, 1894); one child (died); married Dmitri Netchvolodov, 1925 (divorced, 1955).

Adrienne Vittadini - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: Adrienne Toth, in Budapest, Hungary, 1944; immigrated to the U.S., 1956. Education: Studied at the Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, 1962-66; received academic scholarship to apprentice with Louis Féraud, Paris, 1965.

Roger Vivier - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: Paris, 13 November 1913. Education: Studied sculpture at l'École des Beaux Arts, Paris.

Michaele Vollbracht - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: Michael Vollbracht in Quincy, Illinois, 17 November 1947. Education: Studied at Parsons School of Design, New York, 1965-67.

Diane Von Furstenberg - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: Diane Michelle Halfin in Brussels, Belgium, 31 December 1946; immigrated to the U.S., 1969. Education: Studied at the University of Madrid, graduated in economics, University of Geneva.

Catherine Walker - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: Catherine Marguerite Marie-Therese Baheux-Lefebvre, in Pas de Calais, France. Education: Graduated in philosophy from Lille University, and received Maître-és-Lettres in aesthetics, Aix-en-Provence.

Vera Wang - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: New York City, 27 June 1949. Education: Sarah Lawrence College, B.A.

Chester Weinberg - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: New York City, 23 September 1930. Education: High School of Music and Art; graduated Parsons School of Design, 1951; B.S., Art Education, New York University.

John Weitz - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: Berlin, Germany, 25 May 1923; immigrated to Britain, 1934, and to the United States, 1940; naturalized American, 1943. Education: Studied at the Hall School, 1936, at St.

Vivienne Westwood - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: Vivienne Isabel Swire in Glossop, Derbyshire, 8 April 1941. Education: Studied one term at Harrow Art School, then trained as a teacher.

Whistles - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Established: by Lucille Lewin, in George Street, London, 1976. Lewin studied fine art in South Africa, moved to the U.S., sold furniture in Cambridge, Massachusetts; joined Conran Group, London; worked for Harvey Nichols as a buyer, until 1976.

Workers for Freedom - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Founded: in 1985 by Richard Nott and Graham Fraser. Nott was born in Hastings, England, 3 October 1947; studied at Kingston University; design assistant to Valentino, Rome, 1972-75; principal lecturer, Kingston University Fashion School, 1975-85.

Kansai Yamamoto - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: Yokohama, Japan, 1944. Education: Studied civil engineering and English, Nippon University; graduated from Bunka College of Fashion, 1967.

Yohji Yamamoto - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: Yokohama, Japan, 1943. Education: Graduated in Law, Keio University, 1966; studied at Bunka College of Fashion, Tokyo, 1966-68, won Soen and Endu prizes; earned scholarship to Paris, 1968, studied fashion, 1968-70.

David Yurman - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: circa 1950. Education: Attended New York University.

Zoran - Fashion Designer Encyclopedia

Born: Zoran Ladicorbic in Banat, Yugoslavia, 1947; immigrated to the U.S., 1971. Education: Studied architecture at the University of Belgrade.

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