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Carven

Stephanie Edith Herold

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Balenciaga

Casey Mackenzie Johnson

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Fur

Lise Skov

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe 2010

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Fur comes from animal pelts that are chemically treated to make the leather supple and retain the hairs, which consist of guard hairs and underwool. Although furs come from many different animals, the most common in the twenty-first century are mink and fox. Fur has been appreciated for two outstanding qualities: warmth, essential in cold climates, and appearance, which accounts for its association with ostentation and prestige dressing. Comfort and durability have also made fur garments and acce

Italian Fashion

Valerie Steele and Gillion Carrara

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

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