It’s curious to wonder why some designer’s legacies are preserved and others fall to the wayside. Is it the lack of PR, no heir to the design house or were they just bad designers?
While certain designers of the past are remembered today for their ingenuity or are attributed with the “invention” of a particular garment, such as Mary Quant and the miniskirt, scores of designers–like Redfern, Lucile or Mainbocher–who were widely influential in their time have seemingly been forgotten.
The task of resurrecting these legacies thus falls upon the fashion historian, so sit back for a mini fashion history lesson of 10 fashion designers you’ve probably never heard of but should definitely know.
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