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Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution - The Most Notorious Fashion Show Battle in History
Not many moments in life change the course of history, shatter the status quo and usher in a paradigm shift. But on November 28, 1973 at the Chateau de Versailles, such a moment took place. For the second time in…
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel - An Intimate Portrait of a Female Fashion Icon
An intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the twentieth century -- an enduring icon who has had a strong influence on the course of fashion, beauty, publishing and culture. During Diana Vreeland's…
Alexander McQueen Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Before bursting onto the London fashion scene with his daring, provocative collections, Alexander McQueen honed his tailoring skills on Savile Row. His sharp tailoring would continue to influence his dramatic collections as he explored challenging silhouettes presented in powerfully evocative…
Chanel
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
In 1983, when German-born designer Karl Lagerfeld joined the house of Chanel, he changed the course of fashion history. To this day, the house is owned and controlled by the famously press-shy Alan Wertheimer, grandson of one of Coco's early…
Valentino: The Last Emperor
An intimate fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of one of Italy's most famous men and provides a first-time glimpse into Valentino's world of bygone glamour. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of the fashion icon's celebrated…
Prada
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 1
In 1978 Miuccia Prada inherited the family's leather goods business from her mother and quickly expanded the company into one of the most talked-about clothing and accessories lines in Italy. Prada is always ahead of the times, and her individual…
Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood directed by Gillian Greenwood, follows the designer at work. Greenwood's film offers a unique insight into how she creates her distinctive and often shocking designs, and what have been her major influences. The film documents Westwood's rise from…
Alexander McQueen Part 2
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
Becoming an established name didn't slow down this enfant terrible. Alexander McQueen continues to explore dramatic silhouettes ranging from the most fragile of dresses to molded carapace-like corsets all within a poetic storyline. As his career builds the fashion crowd…
Yohji Yamamoto
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 5
Boasting an unconventional yet undeniably beautiful vision, designer Yohji Yamamoto is one of the leading designers of our time. In the early 1980s, with Yamamoto at the forefront, the arrival of the Japanese designers in Paris heralded a darker, more…
John Galliano Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
When John Galliano graduated from London's Central St Martins School of Art in the early eighties he was a shy young designer with a quiet confidence who was already showing signs of future acclaim. Early in his career commercial success…
Valentino
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 2
With a career that spanned 45 years, Valentino Garavani was born in a small town in northern Italy. His single name became synonymous with refinement. Valentino dressed rock to royalty - all with a capital V. No other designer was…
Gucci Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 6
What began in Florence in the 1920s as a small family-owned leather goods business quickly because the pioneering symbol of Italian craftsmanship and style throughout the world. Gucci was and is the ultimate in luxury goods for the influential and…
Christian Dior Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
The name Christian Dior is synonymous with luxury and glamour in the world of clothing, accessories, fragrance and cosmetics. Come to Paris to meet the master Dior himself in the early days of the House and see how the Dior…
John Galliano Part 2
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
While always known for his dramatic tendencies, the financial success that comes with being the Creative Director of Christian Dior, and a part of the LVMH stable, has given John Galliano the checkbook with which to pay for an imagination…
Dries Van Noten
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 4
From his start in the late eighties as a member of the landmark "Antwerp Six", Dries Van Noten has quietly captivated fashion lovers with his understated approach to dressing. Humble shapes are thoughtfully rendered in rich materials - sampling silhouettes,…
Missoni
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 2
Husband and wife team Tai and Rosita Missoni are the creators of vibrant knits and simple shapes: the hallmarks of the House of Missoni. Missoni introduced the first collection in 1958 to the delight of then Vogue editor Diana Vreeland.…
Fendi
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
The house of Fendi looms large in the Italian fashion world. What started as a Roman fur and leather boutique in 1925 by Adele Fendi has blossomed into an international powerhouse. It has remained a family business, run by Adele's…
Dolce & Gabbana
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 1
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana launched their signature line in 1986 to international applause. The Dolce & Gabbana woman is instantly recognizable. Inspired by Dolce's Sicilian heritage, their designs are unmistakably Mediterranean. The ultimate Italian woman is their muse. Masters…
Louis Vuitton
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 2
The French-based house of Louis Vuitton, creating luggage since 1854, has grown into an international symbol of luxury. In 1997, Marc Jacobs was appointed as creative director to develop the first ready-to-wear collection for the house. During his tenure, Jacobs…
Jil Sander
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 6
Known as the "Queen of Minimalism," German designer, Jil Sander's strong, modern sensibility and highly sophisticated fabric choices won her critical and commercial success in the late 20th century. Her distinct combination of masculine and feminine design elements crafted looks…