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Latest update : 2011-12-30

Best of Fashion 2011

Let’s take a look at the Best of 2011 Fashion. It’s been an intense year, marked by key personalities.

He was a genius, and he still is, but he blew it. Following a drunken racist outburst filmed at a Paris bistro, John Galliano was instantly fired.
Tunis hosted its third Fashion Week. Young fashion designers find the Arab Spring inspiring.
In France, a young designer named Julien Fournié only hires black models, to protest against the discrimination in women’s magazines.
Her name means After a storm comes a calm. At 4, she fled Beijing for France, as a stowaway. Like Balenciaga or Dior, Yiqing Yin hand stitches traditional fabric using a needle and thread.
The Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris spotlights one of the world’s greatest image-makers: Jean-Paul Goude. He started out in the ’70s, focusing on people who might otherwise have been overlooked by society.
To jump straight into 2012, what better than to head for Groningen in the Netherlands where the couturier Azzedine Alaïa presents his latest collections entitled 21st Century?
The message is crystal clear: Viva 2012!
 

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