Fabulous Fashion Birthdays for May 22

People in fashion born on May 22:

Leonardo Del Vecchio, Italian fashion mogul and founder of Luxottica; 1935
Kay Unger, American fashion designer; 1945
Naomi Campbell, English model; 1970
Alison Eastwood, American film director, actress, model and fashion designer; 1972 Read More »

Fabulous Fashion Birthdays for May 17

People in fashion born on May 17:

Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish model; 1911
Yasmin Warsame, Canadian model; 1976
Esteban Cortázar, Columbian-American fashion designer; 1984
Alexander Wang, American fashion designer; 1984 Read More »

They Took Manhattan and then Fashion: The Dynamic Duo of Jean Shrimpton and David Bailey

They were barely known in their home country of England and were nobodies in New York. But when photographer David Bailey and model Jean Shrimpton arrived in Manhattan on a cold January day in 1962, Vogue editor Diana Vreeland greeted them like long-awaited celebrities. “But they are adorable,” Vreeland cried. “England. Has. Arrived.” Bailey was still new to the fashion world and 18-year-old Shrimpton, a recent graduate of the Lucie Clayton Modelling School was, she remembers, “as green as a spring salad.” The pair had met less than a year earlier and worked well together on a shoot for Brides. A few months later they muscled their way into British Vogue, with Bailey agreeing to do the shoot only if the unknown Shrimpton was his model. The 14-page spread was a hit with readers, so the magazine took another risk and sent the pair to Manhattan, where a Youthquake culture was growing. “Young Idea Goes West,” the shots they took during their whirlwind week there, were published in the April 1, 1962 issue of British Vogue, and made the duo famous. They travelled with Read More »

Fabulous Fashion Birthdays for March 19

People in fashion born on March 19:

Ursula Andress, Swiss actress and style icon; 1936
Jeffrey Felner, American fashion writer; 1950
Patrick Cox, Canadian shoe designer; 1963
Julien MacDonald, British designer; 1971 Read More »

Fabulous Fashion Birthdays for March 17

People in fashion born on March 17:

Pattie Boyd, English model and photographer; 1944
Stuart Rose, British fashion mogul; 1949
Patti Hansen, American model and actress; 1956
Alexander McQueen, English designer; 1969 Read More »

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