EVERY GLOBAL FASHION BRAND STARTS SOMEWHERE. DIVE DEEP INTO THE TIMELINES OF CHANEL, DIOR, GUCCI AND MORE OF THE WORLD'S FAVOURITE HIGH FASHION HOUSES.
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The eponymous brand of 'King of Couture' Cristobal Balenciaga has, like most fashion brands, had its ups and downs. One thing it has always stood for, however, is innovation.
A symbol of modern minimalism, Celine is renowned for its understanding of what women really want to wear. Defined for many by the work of Phoebe Philo, it has a long and storied history dating back to the 1940s. Here’s everything you need to know…
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Famed for its Le Smoking tuxedo and credited with the invention of ready-to-wear, the impact of Yves Saint Laurent and his namesake brand can’t be overstated.
Now a global powerhouse with a business comprising haute couture, ready-to-wear, accessories, beauty and fragrance, Chanel's 110-year history is a lesson in reading the zeitgeist and capitalising on a designer’s personal instincts and style.
Gucci began life as a quietly luxurious equestrian and leather goods brand - but has grown to become one of the most exciting and experimental houses on the modern fashion scene. Here's how it became one of the world's most valuable brands.
The Italian house has recently entered a new post-Lagerfeld creative era – but its roots go back further farther than Kaiser Karl. Here's everything you need to know about the Fendi fashion house…
From its iconic monogrammed It bags to its opinion-splitting ready-to-wear collections, for decades Louis Vuitton has reigned supreme as one of the world’s most sought after fashion brands. Here's how it got there...
Thomas Burberry didn’t found his eponymous house with hopes of turning it into one of the world’s biggest fashion house - yet today it is one of the most instantly recognisable brands in the world. Here is it's story...
Few houses have a history so full of the highest highs and lowest lows like Versace. Yet, despite all the tragedy and scandal, the Versace house has remained one of the world’s most famous and respected for decades. Here’s everything you need to know.
Now an international household name and one of the world’s most coveted fashion brands, the eponymous founder of Dior was, in fact a relatively late bloomer who went on transform the way the world would think about fashion forever