The beginnings of great careers in the fashion world
A recently deceased designer, a fashion emperor – as he used to talk about Lagerfeld – has not always worked in Chanel . Long before he joined the band for Rue Cambon, he was a bit at Balmain, he began – as it was supposed to be – a long adventure in Fendi. He also came to Chloé. Although it's hard to believe today, that's it Lagerfeld he promoted and strengthened boho brand image. His clients belonged to.in. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Brigitte Bardot. After receiving a proposal from Chanel, he quit his job at Chloé. However, not for long. When the opportunity arose, Lagerfeld negotiated with the owners of Chanel the opportunity to work in Chloé. He returned, but as critics say – he did not repeat success. Only after 5 years, in 1997. gave the possession of a young chloé Stella McCartney .
Michael Kors, Céline
Or Phoebe philo , nor the controversial Hedi Slimane today, they didn't create Céline. Well, it wasn't even Michael Kors , But it was he who introduced the Parisian fashion house to the salons. Known for super -sexual creations and great worship for women, he chose a different strategy in Céline. He focused on a stylish and sophisticated image and made him hear the world about the brand. Céline It has become a proposal for lovers of American style fashionist. The model was Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, whose classic costumes-men's suits, narrow pants, cashmere turtlenecks and oversized Coats – became the hallmark of Céline during the time of Korsa.
Narciso Rodriguez, Loewe
King of the Red Carpet, the originator of one of the more intriguing fragrances in the world, a favorite of the world of politics. Yes, yes – it's not a mistake. He gained fame as a designer of Carolyn Bessette's wedding dress for her wedding with Kennedy. This is his creations Michelle Obama She was wearing in the moments important for her husband's presidency. And where is it all in all this? Only a three-year contract (1998-2001) turned out to be a rehearsal for Rodriguez, which he successfully managed. He not only perfectly understood the "leather heritage" Lock (the brand comes from the leatherfall), but he added his avant -garde style to it. Precise cuts and graphic designs did not do what the brand is today, perhaps because Rodriguez created in pre-rag times. Certainly, however, his work was remembered and paved his way to great, personal success.
Gianfranco Ferré, Dior
For the younger audience, Ferré is a forgotten name today. The Italian designer in Dior's history is a special figure – because he initiated the era of colors, designs and bold cuts at the fashion house Dior . He also created the Lady Dior purse (named after Princess Diana ) – one of the biggest accessory hits in the history of the brand. He collaborated with supermodels and for them he created statuesque creations – romantic, richly decorated, far from "minimalist".
Alber Elbaz, Yves Saint Laurent
Today – despite the adventure with Lanvin – He ended in a rather unpleasant atmosphere a few years ago, the name Elbaz will forever be associated with Lanvin and the famous heart crowning the brand logo. However, hardly anyone knows that in the CV Elbaza , Lanvin is not the only position. At the end of the 90s., Alber Elbaz abandoned his job at the Guy Laroche fashion house for Yves Saint Laurent , by taking command of YSL itself. However, as it turned out – not for long. Although Elbaza's work found supporters – there were not as many as assumed. Therefore, when after a year, supervision over the studio at Avenue Montaigne took over Tom Ford (then creative director Gucci And probably the biggest star among fashion designers in the world), Elbaza's career at Yves Saint Laurent has come to an end. Today, even the designer himself is reluctant to mention this episode.
The fate of the wizards can be perverse. Some, like Elbaz, started at the best and ended, what – not very fortune. Career of others – like Lagerfelda – This is a story like a fairy tale. From the assistant to the King of Fashion. Today, hardly anyone remembers the beginnings of big names, or maybe it's worth it? Whether their history is not the best lesson for everyone standing at the threshold of great careers?