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Stephen Jones, the magnificent mind of the milliner.

Nothing marks a period or a fashion more than little yet striking details and finishing touches like hats. A status symbol with a practical and protective function, a hat can also awake admiration and interest and be  used as a weapon to heighten, enhance, reveal or hide any aspect of one’s personality. Milliner extraordinaire Stephen Jones knows this very well.

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Milena Canonero: Fashion ON and OFF the big screen.

Turin born Milena Canonero studied art history and costume design. She broke into the film industry by first working with Stanley Kubrick after working on operas and commercials. Little did she know that A Clockwork Orange would go on to be a cult classic, no matter how disturbing you found the movie. Her work on this, her first film, won her an Oscar and was the beginning of her iconic career and development of style.

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Guy Bourdin. Sex, death, and exquisite shoes.

There is no doubt that his approach changed the nature of fashion photography. His use of spectacularly bright color, his decision to make the product incidental to the image, his insistence on controlling the elements of the photograph…those are all to be commended.

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Massimo Osti, the godfather of sportswear.

Crowned the most important man of 1990s menswear by Arena Homme +, Massimo Osti (1944–2005) was one of the most respected and imitated designers of his generation, whose innovations confounded the rules of the industry and created the fabrics of today.

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Martin Munkácsi: father of fashion photography.

He was the Hungarian photographer who played a pivotal role in fashion imagery – asking his models to exchange their posed positions for the movement and life now considered customary – and yet Martin Munkácsi (1896 – 1963) is relatively – and unjustifiably –unknown outside of his field.

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David Bowie: the seven age of an icon.

Bowie has changed his style more dramatically than any other musician in history.
From south-east London to outer space, he’s rock’s greatest self-reinventor.

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Terence Conran , the man who changed the way we live and eat.

Sir Terence Conran is one of the world’s best-known designers, restaurateurs and retailers. He founded the Habitat chain of home furnishings stores that revolutionised the High Street in the 1960s and 1970s by bringing intelligent modern design within reach of the general population.

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Jean-Louis Dumas & Hermès scarf, style icons

Worn by royalty and celebrities, coveted and admired, and now avidly collected, this deceptively simple square of silk is much more than just a fashion accessory: it is the stuff of legend.

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