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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.”

 

Who is Miuccia Prada?

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For those of you who do not know her, Miuccia Prada is an Italian fashion designer. Moreover, she is best known as the head of Prada. In fact, Prada is a very popular fashion house that its specialty is mostly in providing luxury goods for both men and women all over the world. Keep on reading as we tell you a bit about Miuccia Prada, and her life as a fashion designer.

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Miuccia Prada was born in Milan, Italy, on May 10, 1949. Moreover, Prada was a member of the Italian Communist Party, as well as a mime student. Moreover, the fashion designer, in 1978, took over her family’s luggage business. In fact, Miuccia first took over the fashion world in 1985, when she created a series of black nylon handbags as well as backpacks. Additionally, Prada is now a billion-dollar company.

How it started

Mario Prada, is the person who started the Prada fashion line in 1913, when he manufactured some well-crafted, high-end suitcases, handbags and steamer trunks for the Milanese elite. Miuccia Prada is his youngest granddaughter. After Mario passed away, Miuccia was an unlikely inheritor of her family’s business. Moreover, she once was a member of the Italian Communist Party. She studied in the University of Milan. Over there, Miuccia made a name for herself and got her Ph.D. in political science. After that, in 1978, she got into her family’s business and was dedicated to make the company livelier. In fact, it was with the help of the person who became her husband, that Prada began updating the company’s merchandise with designs that Miuccia developed herself.Carmencitta-Magazine-Miuccia-Prada-1.jpg

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In 2010, in Rome, Prada got the trophy of McKim Medal Laureate, for their achievements in the world of fashion and business. After that, in 2012, an exhibition of Prada’s work was taking place at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Paloma Picasso

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Some of you, probably had no idea that Pablo Picasso had a daughter. Yes, he has one, and her name is Paloma Picasso, the well known for her signature lipstick, and the designer of many jewelry items for both Yves Saint Laurent and Tiffany and Co. In addition, an owner of a jewelry line she designed herself.

Synopsis

Paloma, the daughter of the well-known artist, Pablo Picasso, was born on April 19, 1949, in Vallauris, France. Moreover, in the year 1986, she was working on her own, being a costume and accessory designer. Soon after, the jewelry she designed, caught the attention of some fashion critics, who said that they were exceptional and well made. Moreover, this reputation, got her a new job: a jewelry designer for Zolotas, Yves Saint Laurent and Tiffany and Co. after a while, Paloma released her own line, making perfume, and accessories for designers.

Early Life

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Paloma is the daughter of Pablo Picasso and his artist and writer lover Franoise Gilot. This girl was surrounded by artist from the moment she was born. Her name “Paloma”, in Spanish means “dove”, and she was named like that because of the famous symbol her father designed for the International Peace Conference in Paris the year Paloma was born. Additionally, Paloma Picasso is seen in many of her father’s works such as: Paloma with an Orange and Paloma in Blue.

Career

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Her career started in 1986, when she started designing jewelry for Tiffany and Co. after that, she decided to go on her own, and launched her brand, Paloma Picasso. In her brand, she created perfumes and jewelry for fashion designers including an eponymous scent and Mon Rouge, a dramatic scarlet lipstick that became her trademark.

Personal Life

At first she was married to Argentinean businessman Rafael Lopez-Cambil for 21 years. However, soon after their divorce, she got married to French doctor Eric Thevenet.

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