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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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Isabella Blow, Pioneer of fashion narrative.

A celebrated editor, stylist, and all-round fashion philanthropist, Isabella Blow built the world of fashion a far weirder and wackier residence during her reign as a distinctly British global icon of the art form. Known for championing the careers of fashion protégés Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, Julien Macdonald, Jeremy Scott, Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant, her most notable discovery was arguably that of the late Alexander McQueen._artero-library-1-isabella-blow-header

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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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Armi Ratia, imagining a future in bold for textile design and production, has created one of the biggest success stories in the 20th- century design history.

Marimekko is, without doubt, one of the great success stories in the history of 20th- century design. Founded in 1951 by the visionary textile designer Armi Ratia and her husband, Viljo, the company grew from a small textile-printing firm into an international phenomenon and gave Finland a definitive presence on the world fashion stage.

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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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