John Galliano Series, 4 of 6

Kate Moss wears a Jazz Age-inspired slip dress designed by pal Galliano to wed rocker Jamie Hince.

John Galliano - Kate Moss - wedding dress

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Diane von Furstenberg | News

Michael Herz has been hired as artistic director of DVF. His position means that he will oversee the brand’s promotion and design, from the creative direction of the ready-to-wear and accessories lines to the aesthetic of stores and advertising campaigns.

As the company continues to grow – and we continue to expand our product categories – it is so important to have someone next to me who will ensure that all products with the DVF name remain true to our brand,” Diane von Furstenberg said.

DVF - Autum Winter 2014-15

DVF, Autum Winter 2014 – 15 ready-to-wear

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Hedi Slimane Series, 4 of 8

It was at Dior that Slimane found his signature. He earned a reputation designing stage wear for such pioneers of stylish androgyny as Mick Jagger and Daft Punk. “That’s one of the reasons Dior Homme was so popular,Courtney Love says. “First the power lesbians were wearing it. Then chicks like me started collecting it really fiendishly, almost like Prada cigarette pants.

Courtney Love - Hedi Slimane - 2008

Courtney Love photographed by Hedi Slimane – 2008

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John Galliano Series, 3 of 6

A John Galliano show – whether for Christian Dior or his own collection – is guaranteed to be an over-the-top display of his imaginative vision. Throughout the years, he’s dressed as a matador, Edward Scissorhands, and even an astronaut. He’s never the same, but he’s always John.

John Galliano - Dior - Spring 2006

John Galliano for Dior, Spring 2006

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Hedi Slimane Series, 3 of 8

Remember the faux hawk? That distinctive pyramid of hair, madly popular in the 2000s and still proudly worn by untold numbers of British men, is attributed to Slimane as well.

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Hedi Slimane has been called the single most influential men’s designer this century.

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Miss Piggy | News

Miss Piggy has hired Vivienne Westwood to design her wedding dress. Although her beloved Kermie is yet to propose, the glamorous puppet is already primed if and when the big day does ever happen. The ivory-coloured couture gown – which features in new film Muppets Most Wanted – is decorated in paillettes made using recycled plastic bottles, and is accessorised with a tulle veil.

Vivienne Westwood - Miss Piggy

Vivienne Westwood is fabulous – just like moi,” said Miss Piggy. “When I asked her to design this wedding dress for moi’s new movie, Muppets Most Wanted, she was thrilled and I was thrilled.

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Hedi Slimane Series, 2 of 8

You know the cover of Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster, framing the singer in an angular blonde bob – perhaps the most recognisable album art of the decade? Slimane took the photograph and designed the cover.

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Hedi Slimane has been called the single most influential men’s designer this century.

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Desire for Logos | News

Recognisable status pieces are back, and with them a desire for logos. We no longer wish for rebellious individualism, instead preferring to show off our inclusion in fashion communities.

Across the spring/summer ’14 catwalks, the logo was abundant. Marc Jacobs’s startlingly beautiful swan song at Louis Vuitton had Edie Campbell naked but for hand-painted Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse graffiti covering her lithe body. Similarly for Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at Kenzo, Missoni, Alexander Wang, and DKNY.

Edie Campbell - Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs - Stephen Sprouse

Logos offer free marketing and add value to products. You may not be able to afford the $4,000 Saint Laurent biker jacket, but you can have Hedi Slimane’s $200 Saint Laurent T-shirt which has been redesigned by the artist Zane Reynolds for spring.

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John Galliano Series, 2 of 6

Launched in 1999, his Saddle bag for Dior is an instant mega-best-seller. By 2003, as many as 125 versions will exist, from denim to crocodile.

John Galliano - Dior - saddle bag

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Hedi Slimane Series, 1 of 8

He has been called “the single most influential men’s designer this century.” Recall the skinny suit, which seemed to define the trajectory of men’s – and women’s – silhouettes in the new millennium? It was, by most accounts, Hedi Slimane’s invention.

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