“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it”*…
“Fabulously glamorous puppets model fashions and bewitch men at The Cypress Club in London, 1960”
Part of Vintage Fashion, a subset of the 85,000 historical films available from British Pathé.
* Yves Saint-Laurent
As we canter down the catwalk, we might send elegant birthday greetings to Giorgio Armani; he was born on this date in 1934. A fashion designer probably best known for his mens line, Armani brought clean, tailored lines, natural fit, and subtle colors to his work. While he was warmly received from his first collection (in 1975), Armani became a sensation in the 80s when his clothes were worn by Richard Gere in American Gigolo and by the protagonists of Miami Vice. By the late 80s, his “power suits” had become a symbol of success. Today, Armani’s brand adorns home goods, books, and hotels in addition to clothing; he’s widely regarded as the most successful Italian designer ever.