Category: fashion designer

Madonna & Steven Meisel at the Isaac Mizrahi Fashion Show, Nov 1st, 1990.

Polaroid Portrait of Gianni Versace, 1980 Ph. Andy Warhol

First Met Gala Ball ☆ 1960

Zuhair Murad // Spring 2018 Couture. 🌹

Naomi Campbell at Versace Fall 1996 Ready To Wear.

Balenciaga 🌷Spring 2003 READY-TO-WEAR

Carmen Miranda (February 9, 1909

– August 5, 1955)

The Portuguese-Brazilian actor and samba singer – and one of the first celebrity fashion designers.  In 1934, when Miranda was a samba singer in Brazil, she commissioned an orthopaedic cobbler in Rio de Janeiro to make thick-soled shoes to boost her height – she was just 5 ft tall. At around the same time, Moshe Kimmel would design a pair of platforms for Marlene Dietrich that later became known as the first “official” platforms.  Her influence on fashion had broader consequences too: the colourful aesthetic that made her a hit in Hollywood was controversial back home in Brazil. As the highest paid actress in Hollywood in the mid-1940s, Miranda introduced the US to an entirely new look, inspired by the outfits worn by Afro-Brazilian female street vendors in colonial times. These “baianas” (women from Bahia in north east Brazil) wore lace tops, gold jewellery and simple cloth turbans, and carried trays of fruit and other produce on their heads. Her stage costumes became an overnight sensation, earning the diminutive singer a series of product endorsements for costume jewellery, ready-to-wear turbans, blouses and platform shoes, stocked by the main Manhattan department stores. 

(via The Guardian)

I actually started this blog because of Fran Fine’s outfits, i was so crazy about them when i saw the show and i still can’t forget it, amazing looks, don’t you think?