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Tory Burch Biography. Read a bio on Fashion Designer Tory Burch. View the Spring 2011 Tory Burch Collection and Company history.

Tory Burch Biography and Company history. Read the Fashion Designers bio and view the Spring 2011 Runway Collections. Search or browse hundreds of Designer Bios and Company information.
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Tory Burch was born and raised in Valley Forge, Philadelphia, Tory graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Art History and moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. Burch first began The Tory Burch line in 2004 which consisted of many different styles including bags, shoes, clothes and jewelry. She opened her first store in downtown Manhattan. In October, 2009 Tory Burch began selling eye wear with Luxottica Group. Many people liked the glasses because they had a modern yet classic feel so them. Tory wanted her look to be classy yet affordable. Tory says her greatest influences were her parents Buddy and Reva. Her love for the arts also had a great impact on her line. Some celebrities who have become very fond of Tory’s line are Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Uma Thurman and Hilary Swank. In June of 2008 Tory won the CFDA award which is given to the designer of the year. In June 2009 Tory launched The Tory Burch Foundation which supports women entrepreneurs in the United States through microfinance.


"Tory Burch Biography." . Read a Bio on Fashion Designer Tory Burch. View the Spring 2011 Tory Burch Collection and Company History. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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Alexander McQueen

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Read the biography of fashion designer Alexander McQueen
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Alexander McQueen was born in 1970 in the east end of London. McQueens father was a taxi driver and he had left school at age 16. He earned his master's degree in fashion design from London's Central Saint Martins in 1992. McQueen was a bad boy made good, he was smart and managed to have his own solo designing company for 10 years before he was brought into the Gucci group. In 2008, McQueen began opening stores from Los Angeles to Beirut. His spring/summer 2010 collection, which featured alien-inspired make-up and reptilian prints, was voted to be his best by the fashion press and the department store's "best selling collection ever". McQueen won the British Fashion Awards' British Designer of the Year four times and won the Men's Wear Designer of the Year award in 2004. In 2003, he received the CFDA Award for Best International Designer and was honored with a CBE from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the fashion industry, He was also given the coveted designer of the year award. McQueen died, aged 40, on February 11 2010, from suicide.

 

"Alexander McQueen." Vogue UK. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

 

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Wallis Perry's comment, January 13, 2013 7:08 PM
This article talks about Alexander McQueen and his life. This article was really useful. I learned a lot from it. One thing that i learned was that he was part of the Gucci group. I had no idea. I also learned that he committed suicide. I never knew that. I found it really interesting that his dad was a taxi driver. It really goes to show that you can get anywhere in life, as long as you set your mind to it. I think that your article was very well written and I can tell that you put a lot of time in investigating Alexander McQueen. In my opinion you reached your goal of teaching us about Alexander McQueen's life. I really like how you talked about how he got to be so successful as well as the success that he had. I think that maybe you should have added some of your own opinions at the end of the article. Maybe something like, if you like McQueen's designs. How you feel about him as a designer? Try to maybe reflect on his life. If you thought that his success could have kept going if he didn't die, if you think that he deserved the success that he got. I really liked reading this article!
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A day in the life of a New York Fashion Week model

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"Release the models!"The stage manager's voice fills the backstage area, busy with hairstylists and makeup artists wielding the tools of their trade over a row of girls in front of brightly lit...
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This article talks about Vujevic Winces, a 20-year-old Croatian model. Most models that are part of Fashion Week, model as a career and take is very seriously but Winces story is a little different. As a tall and thin girl from Croatia, everyone told her she should model. After taking a year of college were Winces was studying computer science, she decided to move to NYC and pursue a modeling career. Lucky for Winces she did not have to wait long for her modeling career to sky rocket. After averaging to 15 calls everyday, she landed many advertisements, modeling jobs, and even a few spots in the New York City Fashion Week fashion shows. Although this involves countless hours of hard work Winces loves what she does. Although her story is not like any other ordinary small town girl traveling across the world for something she loves, there was a lot of hard work and dedication put into this career of hers. I think Vujevic Winces story is a very inspiring one because she came to new york alone and ended up having a very inspirational career. 

 

Grinberg, Emanuella. "A Day in the Life of a New York Fashion Week Model." CNN. N.p., 13 Sept. 2012. Web. 05 Jan. 2013.

 

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Fashion Institute of Technology | Best College | US News

Fashion Institute of Technology | Best College | US News | Fashion Reporter | Scoop.it
Is Fashion Institute of Technology the best college for you? Find out at US News. See if Fashion Institute of Technology is ranked and get info on admission, tuition, student life, and more.
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The Fashion Institute of Technology was founded in 1944 and is located in the lower west side of Manhattan. The Fashion Institute of Technology is a SUNY school that focuses mainly on the art and design. FIT offers undergraduate degrees in Marketing for the Fashion Industries, Menswear, Fashion Merchandising, and Computer Animation and Interactive Media. All the students must take liberal arts courses. FIT offers more than 50 clubs outside of classes. Students also take part in the various athletic teams, which compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association.
FIT offers boarding for students but if students do not get a spot in one of the boarding rooms, FIT helps the students to find affordable apartments in New York City. Many of the students who attend MIT are women. Many of those whom graduate from FIT go on to live very prestige lives. Some alumni are Leslie Blodgett, president and CEO of the Bare Essentials makeup line; Fran Boller, apparel director of Nike’s Jordan brand; and Edward Menicheschi, vice president and publisher of Vanity Fair.

 

"Fashion Institute of Technology." US News & World Report. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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Parsons Graduates Its First M.F.A. Students

Parsons Graduates Its First M.F.A. Students | Fashion Reporter | Scoop.it
A new M.F.A. program in fashion design at Parsons has drawn enormous interest from the industry. Here’s a look at some of the program’s first graduates.
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The New School For Design is a private art and design college of The New School university in New York City. In 1920, Parsons School of Design was the first art and design school in America to found a campus abroad. Today the New School allows their students attend many of the fashion institutes around the world. With more than 25 undergraduate and graduate programs, Parsons is known as one of the most elite art and design universities in the world. Parsons has almost 3,800 undergraduate students and more than 400 graduate students. The student body is 77% Women and 23% Men, with most of the student body being full-time students. About one third of the college is made up of international students coming from 68 different countries. The largest international groups come from Asia, followed by Europe. There are 127 full-time faculty members and 1,056 part-time faculty members. Many faculty members are successful working artists and designers in New York City. 

 

Wilson, Eric. "The New Masters of Parsons." The New York Times. The New York Times, 24 May 2012. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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Men in tights: how 'meggings' are taking fashion by storm - Telegraph

Men in tights: how 'meggings' are taking fashion by storm - Telegraph | Fashion Reporter | Scoop.it
Men's tights, for so long the preserve of ballet dancers and runway models, are taking Manhattan by storm and could soon be seen on the street of Britain.
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 meggings, are rapidly growing into one of the greatest mens styles of the year 2012. The famous fashion stores Uniqlo, Barney's, and Nordstroms are all selling the new trend. Celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Russell Brand and Lenny Kravitz have all been spotted wearing leggings. Because the trend was so successful in the United States, Uniqlo has decided to spread the trend to Britain. One man from the upper east side of manhattan, Mark Dorosz ,said “Male rights are so much more comfortable than skinny jeans.” Although this man has a strong liking for meggins , other New Yorkers feel that leggings shows a lack of manliness and should not be worn by men, no matter how comfortable they may be. Fashion Designer Lucy Sykes says that meggings is a very difficult look to pull of and having the right legs is key. I personally would not wear leggings if I was a male, but if you feel comfortable with wearing them then why not. 

 

Teodorczuk, Tom. "Men in Tights: How 'meggings' Are Taking Fashion by Storm." - Telegraph. N.p., 09 Dec. 2012. Web. 05 Jan. 2013.

 

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