s Fashion DesignersPopular Designer Dresses

s Fashion DesignersPopular Designer DressesWhen you think of s, a few embarrassing trends might come to mind; but the truth is, the period was an iconic time in shion, with many designers emerging as tastemakers whose influences still resonate today. American sportswear designers Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren became global names, and highshion designers like Thierry Mugler and Azzedine Alaia pioneered new shapes in womenswear.

Nicknamed the King of Cling, French designer Azzedine Alaia experimented with brics that clung close to the body. Hes believed to have invented the use of Lycra for garments like the body suit, cycling shorts and stretch miniskirt. His designs complemented the fitness craze that began in the s thanks to the likes of Jane Fonda and Olivia NewtonJohn.

At the end of the s, Christian Lacroix left the shion house Patou and started his own label. At the time, the French designer became known for creating a new wave of haute couture designs. Inspired by modern art, opera and the theater, he combined bold s of magenta, orange, yellow, green and bright pink, and embellished his pieces with big bows, intricate beading and statement jewelry.

Ralph Lauren was the first American designer with a European boutique in . He ushered in preppy ; his brand Polo Ralph Lauren appealed to conservative teens with a taste for expensive polo shirts, chinos and jackets. Eventually the look even crossed over into hip hopinspired streetwear.

Calvin Klein was one of the most successful shion designers of the s. His sportswear ranged from highend to more affordable lines for men and women, withjeansand underwear becoming his signatures. Calvin Klein was known for advertisements with highprofile celebrities, including Brooke Shields and Mark Wahlberg as well as young models like Kate Moss.

Thierry Mugler helped to reinvent womenswear with a new silhouette in the s . He created more feminine shapes with accentuated curves and sharp, angular shouldersa r cry from the freeflowing dresses of the s. Mugler was labeled the prophet of futurism for his revolutionary take on shion, using vibrant s and theatrical elements.


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