FO-Session 8a - Fashion icons.personalities.ppt - FASHION ICONS • PRADA • • • • VERSACE MADONNA PRINCESS DIANA DAVID BECKHAM 1 Miuccia Prada

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Miuccia Prada Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur behind Prada and Miu Miu . In 1978 she entered into her family’s business of manufacturing luxury leather bags , a company established by her grandfather in 1913. In March 2013, she was one of the fifty best- dressed over 50s by the Guardian. As of 2014, she is listed as the 75th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes . As of 2014, she has an estimated net worth of $11.1 billion . 2
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Early Fashion Career Prada's first successful handbag design was in 1985. It was a line of black, finely- woven nylon handbags. By 1989 , she designed and introduced her first women’s ready-to-wear collection. In 1995 she launched her first menswear line. The Miu Miu line was introduced in 1992 as a less expensive women’s wear line inspired by her personal wardrobe. She named it after her own nickname , Miu Miu. 3
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SPECIALITY Prada has always blazed her own trail and demonstrated a fearlessness in trying new styles. Her experimentation once included a raincoat that was transparent until it became wet , at which point it turned opaque. In 2004, she dazzled a front row of critics at a show with a collection of souvenir clothes that included straw hats and embroidered moccasins* . 4 *a shoe, made of deerskin or other soft leather
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5 GIANNI VERSACE Italian fashion label founded by Gianni Versace in 1978. Added men’s wear in 1979. Was killed by Andrew Cunanan on July 15, 1997. His sister Donatella Versace , formerly vice- president, then stepped in as creative director of Versace and his older brother Santo Versace became CEO. Versace designs, markets and distributes luxury clothing, accessories, fragrances, makeup and home furnishings under the various brands of the Versace Group.
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•Black Versace dress , often referred to as "That Dress" •The dress is perhaps Versace's best-known creation •Made from pieces of silk and lycra fabric , with oversized gold safety pins •Said to be punk-inspired, "neo-punk", and something which " emerged from the sari development " according to Gianni Versace himself. •A see-through silk chiffon dress with a tropical leaf and bamboo pattern , with a citrine-studded crotch , with a "low-cut neck that extended several inches below her navel“ •Cited along with Elizabeth Hurley's black Versace dress as one of the top dresses that made Versace a household name and the turning point in designer Donatella Versace's career after the death of her brother Gianni Versace. •In a 2008 poll published in the Daily Telegraph , the dress was voted the fifth most iconic dress of all time , with Hurley's 2000 dress being voted first in a Daily Telegraph poll •The dress is currently on display at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
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