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Designer of the day: Vitorio Missoni

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Vittorio Missoni is an Italian business executive. Moreover, he is best known for being a CEO of the Missoni brand that was founded by his parents in the 1950s. However, in 2013, a plane that was carrying Vittorio Missoni with his wife and three others, disappeared off the coast of Venezuela.

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Missoni was born in Lombardy, Italy, in 1954. In fact, his parents, Ottavio and Rosita, were the ones who founded the high fashion brand Missoni. However, Vittorio and his two siblings, in 1996, took control of Missoni, with Vittorio eventually rising to the rank of CEO. Moreover, in January 2013, a plane carrying Vittorio Missoni, along with his wife three others, disappeared off the coast of Venezuela, and in June 2013, the plane’s wreckage was located not far from where the aircraft departed, in the waters near the Los Roques island resort.

Early Life

Vittorio Missoni was born in Gallarate, Lomardy, Italy, in 1954. His parents are Ottavio and Rosita. In fact, just a year before he was born, his parents opened a knitwear store in Gallarate. Moreover, years after years, the business grew and evolved. However, during the 1950s, it was on its peak. Later on, in 1958, the first garments featuring the Missoni label appeared in stores.

Carmencitta Magazine - Designer of the day Vitorio Missoni3In fact, when the 1960s hit their middle years, the Missoni Company’s knitwear designs that had a zigzag pattern that made them distinctive, became the basis of a very successful brand. In fact, Vittorio and his brother and sister, grew up in a social life that has style as well as privilege, they used to meet with well-known fashion legends and pose for pictures that ran in fashion and lifestyle magazines. Moreover, in the late 1960s, the Missonis relocated their company to Milan from Lombardy, and this relocation was one of the main reasons why northern Italy was elevated, and Milan in particular, as a world capitol of fashion.

Betsey Johson; Fashion Designer

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Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer. She was born on August 10, 1942. Betsey was known for her feminine designs, as well as for fancy, offbeat and edgy style. Moreover, she liked doing special and unusual things, such as performing a cartwheel after every show.

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This unique fashion designer grew up with a love for art and dance. In the 1960s her avant garde designs were part of the “youthquake” movement; this is when her career as fashion designer started. However, this career was low, until she was inspired by the punk rock style and created fashion for a new generation. At first, Betsey opened a small boutique in New York, and after that she reached more than 60 stores worldwide.

Early Life

Carmencitta-MAgazine-Betsney-Johnson-3Betsey was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut. While growing up, Johnson had a passion towards two thing: dancing and drawing. In fact, what lead Betsey to become a fashion designer was a combination for the passions she had. “What I tried to do was a combination of dance and art,” she says, “I realized that making clothes is completing what a drawing can’t be—going from two dimensional to reality.” Moreover, after graduating, she decided to follow her interests in art and design, and enrolled in Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

As A Fashion Designer

After graduating from college, Johnson immediately made her first appearance in the New York fashion industry when she won Mademoiselle Magazine’s Guest Editor Contest and earned a job in the magazine’s department of art.

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Moreover, one year later, she had a job as a fashion designer in Paraphernalia, a clothing boutique in New York. This is where she developed her style using unusual fabrics such as shower curtains.

Moreover, in 1978, she partnered with an ex-model Chantal Bacon and started their own company and opened her first retail store in Manhattan. “Our partnership is better than a marriage,” Johnson said. ”We keep our private lives separate, but we’ve been through a lot together. She keeps the books and I keep the look.”

 

Pierre Cardin

Pierre Cardin is a French fashion designer who was born in Italy. Moreover, he was the first designer to introduce “bubble dress” in 1954. Furthermore, on October 16, 2009, Pierre Cardin was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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Pierre Cardin is a high fashion designer who is known for his geometric avant-garde designs. Moreover, in the 1960s his use of goggles and helmets were the reason for launching “t”. After that, Cardin expanded into the automobile market in the early where he designed haute couture muscle car interiors. As a result, he now owns a chain of Maxim hotels and restaurants.

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Pierre Cardin is a fashion designer who was born in San Biagio di Callalta, Italy on July 2, 1922, to French parents. He eventually went to work for a tailor in Vichy, France. Over there, he began to acquire the skills that made him one of the most successful designers of the 20th century.

Early Fashion Career

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During his first years after he moved to Paris, Cardin jumped for job to job. Moreover, he found a job in “the Paquin fashion house” that belonged to the famous dress designer Jeanne Paquin. However, she died before Cardin’s time there. Cardin moved from Paquin to the Schiaperelli fashion house that same year.

Pierre is known for helping to design Dior’s “New Look,” which was intended to emphasize femininity in women’s clothing after the period of women taking on traditionally masculine roles during World War II.

Business Launch

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In 190, after working for Dior, Pierre left to start his own line. He first started by designing outfits for stage productions, and after that, he immediately built a client base. Cardin says of his beginning, “I started with 20 people. I was successful immediately.” Moreover, in 1957, Pierre Cardin opened his first boutique in Paris for men, it was called “Adam”.

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