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Sonia Rykiel

Morna Laing

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Grace Coddington

Katerina Pantelides

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Article

This article explores Grace Coddington’s role as a style icon throughout her careers of model, stylist, and creative director. Coddington was born in 1941 in Anglesey, Wales, and as a teenager, emulated Audrey Hepburn. In 1959 she moved to London to become a model and worked with youthful, avant-garde designers and photographers in the 1960s. Coddington’s signature style, her red mane and eclectic combination of vintage and modern pieces, emerged in the 1970s when she was a fashion editor at Brit

Holly Golightly and the Fashioning of the Waif

Gabrielle Finnane

Source: Fashion in Fiction. Text and Clothing in Literature, Film, and Television 2009

Book chapter

In Christopher Isherwood’s 1939 novel Goodbye to Berlin, Sally Bowles is a creature of color whose clothing, which can be grubby, always has something eye-catching: “She was dressed in black silk, with a small cape over her shoulders and a little cap like a page boy’s stuck jauntily on one side of her head.” As the narrator, also called Christopher Isherwood, watches her dial a phone number he notices “her fingernails were painted emerald green, a colour unfortunately chosen for it called attenti

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