Some days ago i bought THE FASHION BOOK. I couldn't resist and even though it can't used as a bible in any case, it offers some unknown piece of information (without which of course i would survive!!). However this accompanying text that follows each entry turns out to be real fun sometimes. So riffling through this book, last night, i discovered that:
Arden Elizabeth launched in 1935 the legendary Eight Hour Cream, which remains to this day a cult beauty product.
Beaton Sir Cecil apart from being a famous photographer was also an illustrator, designer, writer, diarist and aesthete!
Burberry Thomas was the one to have first developed a water- and wind- proof fabric which he called gabardine.
Cardin Pierre was te first couturier to design ready-to-wear in 1959 and he was expelled from the Chambre Syndicale.
Chanel Gabrielle (Coco) closed her maison de couture in 1939 and re-opened it in 1954.
Evangelista Linda became famous for her audacious statements. 'We don't Vogue- we are Vogue' and her commet that defined the supermodel era: 'We don't wake up for less than $10,ooo'.
Martens Dr Klaus (Dr Martens), a Bavarian doctor who had broken his foot while skiing and wanted something to relieve the pain designed the famous boot which became an overnght success.
Roberts Michael (illustrator) for an April Fool issue of the Tatler, he transformed designer Vivienne Westwood into Margaret Thatcher.
Vuitton Louis' famous monogram was created in 1886 by Louis' son, Georges.