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The Saint Laurent Blouse
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The Saint Laurent Blouse

This appropriateness of usage and form gave them something self-evident, a nobility that stood the test of time. The blouse, like the sailor’s coat, the knit sweater, the officer’s uniform, or the trenchcoat, would write a new chapter in a book started by Chanel in the 1910s and 20s, that of a timeless allure. They...

The Trench-Coat Moves to Shanghai
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The Trench-Coat Moves to Shanghai

2009: Christopher Bailey sets out to reinstate the codes of English style in Thomas Burberry’s creations: a sense of contradiction, and opposites that attract. Then worn by the consecration of street style, the creative director introduced technology to tradition: the experience of a proverbial appropriation became the reason forThe Art of the Trench’s rhyme. When...

The Trench Coat Up For Grabs at Burberry’s British Pop-Up Store at Printemps
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The Trench Coat Up For Grabs at Burberry’s British Pop-Up Store at Printemps

Thomas Burberry was 21 years old when he founded his couture house. In 1909, he chose Paris a the place to open up a second boutique; 8 Boulevard Malesherbes has hosted Burberry’s Parisian store ever since. So, when Printemps called out to a select few British designers, it was only natural that they entrusted the...

The Tailleur Bar Spring 2013 by Dior
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The Tailleur Bar Spring 2013 by Dior

On February 12, 1947, Christian Dior exhibited his very first Spring/Summer collection, the Corolla and En huit lines, in his couture house on Paris’ avenue Montaigne. The success was so immediate that Carmel Snow, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, proclaimed: “Dear Christian, your dresses have such a new look! “. This eponymous expression would go on...