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Chanel Haute Couture, Karl Lagerfeld, Fall/Winter 1985

Michelle Honig

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

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This collection continued the development of Lagerfeld’s Chanel. Beaded looks were made to look like intricate tapestries and the hems of skirts were either floor-length or well above the knee, a deviation from Chanel’s strict rule of creating skirts 2 in. (5 cm) below the knee, no matter the fashion. The final bridal look was a white satin miniskirt suit. Two-tone, matronly pumps were a Chanel signature; the black stilettos in the collection underscored the younger, sexier direction of the house

Valentino, Spring/Summer 1985

Rosily Roberts

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

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Valentino’s spring/summer 1985 collection highlights the colors, patterns, and quintessential boxy silhouette that were to define his designs of the 1980s. Valentino was at the forefront of the trend for power dressing, one of the most important trends of the 1980s, and one that was to define the decade.

Fendi, Fall/Winter 1985

Alexis Romano

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

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By the time of Fendi’s fall/winter 1985 collection, the brand was an important feature of the globally renowned, flourishing 1980s Italian fashion landscape, yet it also retained its original status as one of the traditional accessories brands that had helped shape Italy’s classification as a historic center of artisanal, high-quality craftsmanship. Directed by Karl Lagerfeld, who had been at the helm since 1965, and in keeping with Fendi’s heritage and identity, the thread throughout the collect

Hanae Mori, Fall/Winter 1985

Nadya Wang

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

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Hanae Mori (born 1926) is a Japanese designer who was the first Asian woman to become a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris in 1977, following the opening of her haute couture atelier in the city in the same year. Before establishing herself in Paris, she built a successful career as a fashion and costume designer in Japan. Her fall/winter 1985 haute couture collection is typical of her expansive oeuvre, which combines precise Parisian tailoring with a Japanese aesthetic.

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