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Narciso Rodriguez: Celebrating Beauty

DALLAS, Mar 1, 2001 (Updated Sep 2, 2009) / FW/ — Born in New Jersey (1961) to Cuban parents, Narciso Rodriguez wanted to be an architect but moved to fashion illustration. While he was still in high school, he took commercial art classes on the side, learning about shape and …
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Alexander McQueen: The Best Among The Best

DALLAS, Feb 22, 2001 (Updated Feb 11, 2010)/ FW/ — Alexander McQueen was born Alexander Lee McQueen at London’s East End, but he changed his name to Alexander when he launched his fashion career. He apprenticed at Saville Row at 16, worked for Koji Tatsuno and Romeo Gigli before he …
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Comme Des Garcons by Rei Kawakubo: Androgny with Color

PARIS, Jan 30, 2001 (updated Oct 7, 2008) / FW/ — Tokyo native Rei Kawakubo, the designer behind the label Comme des Garcons did not have any formal education in fashion. Her degree was literature. She learned about fabric and eventually designing while working at Asahi Kasei, a Japanese textile …
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Jill Stuart: Feminine Chic

DALLAS, Nov 1, 2000/ FW/ — Jill Stuart’s formative years was in Manhattan’s garment district. Her parents owned a store called “Mister Pants” at 7th Avenue. Surrounded by fashion all the time, it was not surprising that she sold her first collection to Bloomingdales at the age of 15. Known …
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Matthew Williamson: Beautiful and Colorful

DALLAS, Oct 20, 2000 (Updated Jun 1, 2009) A native of London, Matthew Williamson studied at Central St. Martin’s and launched his own label in 1996. A year later, he made his debut at London Fashion Week on-schedule show and became an instant favorite among the fashionistas and the press. …
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Rebecca Taylor: For Delicate Feminine Clothing

DALLAS, Aug 11, 2000  UPDATED Apr 8, 2010/ FW/ — Growing up on the beaches of New Zealand, an early childhood interest in sewing and costume design sparked a fascination with the fashion industry.  Rebecca Taylor arrived in NYC after graduating from the Wellington School of design, and has been designing …