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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Invisible: Abbott Thayer and the Art of Camouflage
Dedicated to the memory of Richard Murray (1942-2006), senior curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The mottled khaki-and-green motif is all around us - on military equipment and on everything from backpacks to bikinis. But where did it come…
Jean Paul Gaultier
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 1
Newsmaker Jean Paul Gaultier has been making head lines since he exploded onto the fashion scene in 1976. Always a fashion catalyst, Gaultier packs huge auditoriums each fashion season with fans clamoring to see what revolutionary ideas he will present…
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…
Viktor & Rolf
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 1
Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have taken the idea of the fashion show and turned it on its head to make their show one of the most anticipated events on the Paris schedule. Each season they continue to…
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…
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…
Ralph Lauren
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 2
For four decades, Ralph Lauren has been creating a name that represents American elegance and classic tailoring. He has shaped the way people dress as well as the way they live. Whether it's the polo grounds of the Hamptons or…
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…
Stella McCartney
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 4
For a young designer, with the burden and benefit of a famous name, Stella McCartney's start in business was inauspicious. Taking over the reigns of Chloe from designer Karl Lagerfeld would have been overwhelming for most young designers, but for…
Yves Saint Laurent Part 1
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 3
In June 2008 Yves Saint Laurent tragically lost his long battle with brain cancer and the world mourned the loss of one of its greatest couturiers. Saint Laurent was undoubtedly one of the most influential designers of our time. For…
Kenzo
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 1
One of fashion's most prominent travelers, Kenzo Takada, created fun in fashion for over thirty years. A master at innovative mixes of color, print and fabrics, Kenzo's ever-changing signature was always rooted in joy. His introduction of Japanese aesthetics to…
Julien Macdonald
Part of the Series: Designer Marathon Volume 4
London's "King of Bling", Julien Macdonald, initially found fame as a knitwear designer. His cobweb-like creations caught the eye of Karl Lagerfeld, who hired him to spin his gossamer-fine fantasies for the Chanel and Lagerfeld collections from 1996-1998. Macdonald launched…
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…