Fashion News…Hermes and Gaultier’s Fashion House

Herm’s Is Selling Its Stake in Gaultier’s Fashion House

By  and 
Published: May 3, 201

Jean-Paul Gaultier, right, with the model Farida Khelf

Behind the Trend…YSL and women’s trouser suits

For those women who love a good ‘trouser’ suit, as they were called, Saint Laurent should be your favorite designer.  He responded well to the trend creating themed suits for women including his “African”, “Safari”, and “City” suits.  Now, you may be saying, “But I thought women wore pants long before the 70s?” and you would be correct but they were only acceptable in certain settings, for sport, loungewear, and “as an expression of iconoclasm by celebrities like Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Katharine Hepburn,” but never were trouser suits “acceptable townwear for a fashionable woman”.  We should all be thankful for designers like YSL.  

Source: Yves Saint Laurent: Pantsuit (1984.598.96a-c) | Heilbrunn

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Get to know… Goma, Michel

Goma, Michel Born in 1932. Designer. Goma was born in Montpellier, France. Goma studied dressmaking and Art. At the young age of 19 he moved to Paris where he sold fashion sketches. From 1950 to 1958 he was employeed for Lafaurie and eventually bought the company. He then renamed it Michel Goma. He closed down in 1963 and joined Patou, where he designed for them for ten years. After that he became a freelance designer.