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Bill Blass, Spring/Summer 1988

Michelle Honig

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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This collection was inspired by Matisse paintings that Bill Blass saw while at the National Gallery in Washington. Shown at the Parsons School of Design in New York, the clothes were short and full of froufrou due to the influence of “the sugar daddy of bonbon chic” and designer of the moment Christian Lacroix, and his short, little-girl styles. Hems were well above the knees, which concerned retailers servicing working women needing office-appropriate clothes. Even though critics liked his use o

Donna Karan

Sandra J. Ley

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Nicole Farhi (house)

Vanessa Semmens

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Céline

Laura Snelgrove

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

John Rocha, Spring/Summer 1988

Nadya Wang

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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For the spring/summer 1988 season, the concept of power dressing still guided designers. Menswear continued to provide inspiration for both the silhouettes and the materials for women’s wear. Rocha offered work-appropriate looks with an overall softer feel, with added feminine details such as a crochet lace collar. The hourglass shape was key to the collection, with many of the dresses featuring a fitted bodice that opened up into a voluminous skirt. Rocha used different necklines to distinguish

The Show

Judith C. Everett and Kristen K. Swanson

Source: Guide to Producing A Fashion Show, 3rd Edition, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

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The rehearsal is a practice performance, held in private, in preparation for a public performance (Fig. 8.2). The fashion show director takes this opportunity to solve any problems prior to the public presentation of the show to the audience. The rehearsal may be a simple run-through or a full dress rehearsal. The run-through is a rehearsal of the show sequences and involves showing models the choreography. At this stage, the models wear casual clothing similar to items worn to a casting. A dress

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