For These Designers, Mom Knew Best
By CHLOE MALLE
Published: May 6, 2011
IN “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde wrote: “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” Fashion designers get around this problem by incorporating their mother’s way of dressing into their work. On the occasion of Mother’s Day, several shared their primal style memories.
Herm’s Is Selling Its Stake in Gaultier’s Fashion House
By SUZY MENKES and DAVID JOLLY
Published: May 3, 201
On Her Arm, a Symbol of Freedom
By ERIC WILSON
Published: May 4, 2011
THOUGH she has rarely been described as a style icon, the suffragist Susan B. Anthony was readily identifiable on her travels by her red shawl and alligator handbag. To her, a bag was not a fashion statement but a symbol of independence at a time when women were not allowed to enter into a contract or even open a bank account.
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Sarah Burton is the Creative Director for the Alexander McQueen label. She moved into the position in May 2010, after designer Alexander McQueen’s death that same year. Burton has been with the famous Bristish label since 1996 and was his aide uptil until McQueen’s death in February 2010.