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Russian Style

Waleria Dorogova

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

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Manifestations of the Russian style are a recurring motif in the vocabulary of Western fashion. Their spectrum ranges from rural peasant dresses to opulent, zibeline-edged Boyar coats and covers many stereotypes of equally Tsarist and Soviet Russia. Despite the fact that the Soviet Union existed as a hermetically closed entity, culturally isolated from Europe, French fashion repeatedly featured a Russian note. The second half of the 1960s experienced the popularity of the Zhivago look, while Yves

Corset, Thierry Mugler, ca.1996

Amanda M. B. Pajak

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Article

Fashion and perfume designer Thierry Mugler, born in Strasbourg, France on 21 December 1948, was trained at the Strasbourg School of Decorative Arts and came to critical prominence in the early 1970s as a freelance designer working for a variety of fashion houses in Paris, Milan, London, and Barcelona. In 1978 he opened his first Paris boutique at the Place des Victoires. During the 1990s, a trend celebrating the brazen display of lingerie as outerwear was popularized by multiple designers, inclu

Mugler, Spring/Summer 1998

Laura Peach

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Article

Designer Thierry Mugler’s spring/summer 1998 collection introduced powerful concepts of a woman’s body reimagined through classic Mugler tropes of courtesans and Parisian women. Trends from the collection that were prominent during the late 1990s included bra tops, corset dresses, and single-shoulder suits. Mugler also inventively incorporated body piercing into one couture garment, by having the veil-like front attached to the wearer’s pierced nipples. The collection fell in line with themes and

Mugler

Laura Snelgrove

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Veronique Leroy

Tory Turk

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Lagerfeld for Chanel: The Griffe

Barbara Vinken

Translated by Mark Hewson

Source: Fashion Zeitgeist. Trends and Cycles in the Fashion System 2005

Book chapter

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