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    Circle Skirt

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A circle skirt is a skirt that is cut in a circular shape with a hole in the middle for the waist. A true circle skirt can be cut out of one piece of fabric without any seams. Circle skirts are loose fitting, flaring and drape smoothly without darts or pleats. The circle skirt became popular in the 1950’s as it was perfect to dance to Rock n’ Roll in. Circle skirts are flattering on most body shapes, as they accentuate the hips and visually slim the waist.

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    Coronation Gown

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A coronation gown is a gown worn during the ceremony of royalty being crowned. Coronation gowns are typically extremely expensive, made of valuable materials such as silklace or satin and highly ornamented with precious gem stones, gold and pearls.

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    Cocktail Dress

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A cocktail dress is a smart, semi-formal dress that covers the upper body, cuts off above the knee and is worn to social formal events such as cocktail parties. The term was first used by Christian Dior referring to dresses in his collections in the 1940’s. The most popular cocktail dress is the famous little black dress.

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    Cropped Pants

    Mai 15th, 2016

    Cropped pants are long pants that reach from the waist or hip to anywhere in between mid calf and above the ankle. They are longer than shorts but do not cover the ankle. Cropped pants are also referred to as three quarter pants or capris.

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    Chain

    Mai 13th, 2016

    A chain in fashion is a decorative sting of interlocked rings that can either be attached to a garment or accessory for decorative or functional purposes. The designer Coco Chanel was well known for first using chains as weights inserted into the hems of jackets and coats and later incorporating them into the design of her clothes, which has become an important element in designs of her brand Chanel.

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    Corduroy Collar

    Mai 13th, 2016

    A corduroy collar is a collar that is made of the vertically ridged material corduroy and is typically found on British country jackets and coats. The most famous corduroy collar jackets are made of waxed cotton and produced by the British outerwear brand Barbour.

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    Chausses

    Mai 13th, 2016

    The chausse is a piece of leg armor worn in the Middle Ages all around Europe. Chausse were made of chain-mail and provided flexible protection against slashes. Chausses typically reached the knee but could also cover the entire leg.

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    Claiborne, Liz

    Mai 13th, 2016

    Liz Claiborne, American Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur, born 1929 in Brussels, Belgium, died 2007 in New York. After studying art with various artists in Europe, Claiborne took part in the Jacques Heim National Design Contest in 1949, which she won. Soon after she moved to New York, where she worked for various Designers including Tina Leser and Omar Kiam in the Garment District. Read the rest of this entry

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    Circolo 1901

    Mai 13th, 2016

    Circolo 1901, Italian Fashion Brand. Circolo 1901 puts its focus on the essence of clothing. The brand takes authentic originals and adapts them to modern requirements of style, fit and comfort, thereby creating easy classics for men and women. The brands aim is to create subtle clothing that doesn’t distract but brings out the best in the wearer. Circolo 1901 is known for lightweight knitwear, soft jackets and classic shirts in high quality and with attention to detail.

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    Cashin, Bonnie

    Mai 10th, 2016

    Bonnie Cashin, American Fashion Designer, born 1908 in Oakland, died 2000 in New York. Cashin started her career designing costumes for chorus girls in Los Angeles and later moving on to design for the Roxyettes in New York. Here she continued to work for the coat and suit manufacturer Adler & Adler with which she was awarded the American Designers Coty Award. This motivated Cashin to open her own studio Bonnie Cashin Designs, where she created designs for the modern, strong and independent woman, offering comfortable utilitarian designs during a time when womens fashion was extremely feminine. Read the rest of this entry

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