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TOP FAMOUS FASHION DESIGNERS – FASHION TIPS FOR FALL 2011.

Top Famous Fashion Designers

top famous fashion designers

    fashion designers

  • (fashion designer) couturier: someone who designs clothing
  • This is a list of notable fashion designers. It includes designers of haute couture and ready to wear. For haute couture only, see the list of grands couturiers.

    famous

  • celebrated: widely known and esteemed; “a famous actor”; “a celebrated musician”; “a famed scientist”; “an illustrious judge”; “a notable historian”; “a renowned painter”
  • (famously) excellently: extremely well; “he did splendidly in the exam”; “we got along famously”
  • Known about by many people
  • (famously) in a manner or to an extent that is well known; “in his famously anecdotal style”

    top

  • Be taller than
  • the upper part of anything; “the mower cuts off the tops of the grass”; “the title should be written at the top of the first page”
  • exceed: be superior or better than some standard; “She exceeded our expectations”; “She topped her performance of last year”
  • Exceed (an amount, level, or number); be more than
  • top(a): situated at the top or highest position; “the top shelf”
  • Be at the highest place or rank in (a list, poll, chart, or league)

top famous fashion designers – 100 Years

100 Years of Fashion Illustration
100 Years of Fashion Illustration
A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day. Early in the century fashion illustration reflected new, liberating currents in art and culture, such as the exoticism of the Ballets Russes, while the postwar period saw inspiration from the great Parisian couturiers. After the dominance of the celebrity fashion photographer in the ’60s, a new generation of illustrators emerged, embracing the medium of the computer, while many returned to more traditional techniques.

SAVANNAH KNOOP – The face behind JT LeRoy

SAVANNAH KNOOP - The face behind JT LeRoy
Savannah Knoop is an American fashion designer and DJ, who was outed in 2006 as being the public persona of wunderkind writer JT LeRoy. I spent a fascinating day hanging out, interviewing and taking photos in Hollywood, for the article I wrote in this month’s issue of Gay Times in the UK:

‘I’ve apologised to the people in my life,’ reveals Savannah Knoop as we drive along Sunset Blvd. Discarded are the blonde wig and oversized hat, with only a pair of dark sunglasses as a remnant of the JT LeRoy persona. ‘But the media seem to want an apology for all of it, for everything that’s ever been, for everything you thought something was and it turns out to be it’s not.’

The San Francisco-based fashion designer with eco-friendly company Tinc, is visiting Hollywood to DJ at a friend’s birthday party. Before the tape starts rolling, we’re trying to avoid discussing her role in the literary scandal of the decade, but the events are so fascinating that conversation keeps drifting towards the complex, labyrinthine gender-bending deception that touched the lives of Gus Van Sant, Carrie Fisher, Courtney Love, Shirley Manson and her lover Asia Argento.

In January 2006, The New York Times exposed to the world that JT LeRoy, the best-selling author, a teenage wunderkind who was described as a sexually abused ex-junkie prostitute and male-to-female transsexual, was actually a woman all along. She was Laura Albert, who had fabricated the penname in 1996 for her magazine writings before releasing the autobiography, Sarah and The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, both in 1999, turning the writer into the overnight darling of the avant-garde underground elite. Savannah, her then sister-in-law was named as co-conspirator (along with husband Geoffrey Knoop and son), outed for playing the physical embodiment of JT LeRoy that appeared at book signings, celebrity parties and posed for photo shoots. It was a whole JT family and Laura Albert was ever present, occupying the role of ‘Speedie’, LeRoy’s overly protective manager, a wild and demanding extravert that did most of the talking for the whizzkid writer who ‘didn’t like to be touched.’

Though the books were always published as fiction, the public and critical reaction was scathing and condemning, leading to a lawsuit by the film company who had optioned the rights to the first novel. Many now questioned the literary worth of LeRoy’s work that had seemed so seeped in Truth and authenticity, whose tales of the American underbelly had touched so many, while others saw Laura Albert’s aims fuelled simply by ambition and self-promotion.

‘It’s hard for me to say because when I read them I knew Laura was the author,’ she explains. ‘It’s a debate which people keep on going back and forth about. Some people feel like the books don’t mean anything now, others that’s its more about the character and the interesting story. I think they stand by their own merit and I actually kind of loved them.’

We make a pit stop at Amoeba, the West Coast’s largest record shop. Savannah is in vinyl heaven and although an avant-garde jazz head, she hits the dance section for a few extra tunes to DJ the following night. While it’s difficult to believe that she could have been mistaken as a man, she certainly possesses an androgynous and otherworldly quality. Savannah was a boyish 18 when she became JT but the sex change story was introduced to add a modicum of credibility. It was all very campy.

Top of a heavy vinyl stack is a 12” remix of MARS’ Pump Up The Volume. ‘To get them up and dancing,’ she notes as we head to the cashier. I suggest we grab some guerrilla photos in the splendidly graphitised Amoeba car park elevator. As the flash fires, slowly, the calm veil falls to reveal a distinct nervousness at the attention from the camera. While accommodating and friendly, Savannah clearly dislikes the experience and the uncomfortableness remains until the Nikon is safely back in the bag.

Recently, Savannah has become an author with the tell-all Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy, While resonating as a cautionary coming-of-age tale laced with lyricism, it’s a work filled with angst-ridden doubt and guilt over the snowballing of events that led to her assuming the JT role for six long years. As the recorder finally starts whirring inside the photo studio and the questions flow, reliving the schizophrenic past is clearly upsetting for Savannah.

‘In a way I was having a kind of identity crisis,’ she recalls, taking a drag of her roll up. ‘I had thought playing JT was going to be just an experiment, or something to just try out, but it had taken on such a huge part of my life. Now everybody keeps asking me “Do you know who you are today?” Do we ever? Do you ever get to that point of thinking “I’m finally there’? It’s just always in motion. Who is the real Savannah? I have a hard time with that question too.’

Her whirlwind adventure across the globe included cameos in movies and red carpet premi

TV Personality Sabrina A. Parisi creates colors with her Fashion line Froganizer

TV Personality Sabrina A. Parisi creates colors with her Fashion line Froganizer
TV Personality Sabrina A. Parisi creates colors with her Fashion line Froganizer

A new colorful venture for the eccentric European TV celebrity Sabrina A. Parisi. We saw her as a publisher author, fashion columnist, TV personality, award winning artist, charming celebrity model and now as a designer of a new eccentric fashion line. It is the Froganizer by Sabrina A. Parisi Fashion the name that is buzzing Hollywood and surrounding areas. The mix of color and young look bright and energetic design born from a short storyteller called The Panther & The Stupid Frog. Dr Frog mascot of the line is certainly the new prince charming in town and Ms Parisi’s genius mind knew how to use the hit. The Froganizer has already been presented in several LA scenes and Hollywood catwalk; it is a bombshell new hit in town! The Froganizer is also Ms Parisi’s new TV project.

top famous fashion designers

top famous fashion designers

Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer
All About Eve. Funny Face. Sunset Blvd. Rear Window. Sabrina. A Place in the Sun. The Ten Commandments. Scores of iconic films of the last century had one thing in common: costume designer Edith Head (1897?1981). She racked up an unprecedented 35 Oscar nods and 400 film credits over the course of a fifty-year career.
Never before has the account of Hollywood’s most influential designer been so thoroughly revealed?because never before have the Edith Head Archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences been tapped. This unprecedented access allows this book to be a one-of-a-kind survey, bringing together a spectacular collection of rare and never-before-seen sketches, costume test shots, behind-the- scenes photos, and ephemera.