Member since 10/20/05
Date: 2/10/06 12:20 PM
Hands down, Calvin Klein. I like him because he can make what appears to be a simple garment look interesting and flattering. I am also drawn to classic, clean lines.
(Can you tell I am bored? My second topic of the day. I really should be planning my dinner, and cleaning my house.)
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Member since 4/4/02
Date: 2/10/06 1:09 PM
Does Diane Von Furstenberg count as an American designer?? :-)
If not I'd say alive: Michael Kors, dead: Halston.
New Jersey USA
Member since 1/20/06
Date: 2/10/06 1:28 PM
Hmmmm - housework and planning dinner or thinking about sewing and fashion - I'm not sure which I'd choose
I adore Victor Costa and Oscar De La Renta
Member since 4/19/03
In reply to Lori Sews
Date: 2/10/06 1:34 PM
Roland Mouret! I love him! I want to sing Morrissey songs and watch "The Women" with Roland Mouret! I have such a mad, platonic crush.
I also like Peter Som, my SF homeboy.
eta: I think of a designer as American if they show in an American city. Roland Mouret used to be London. And he's in NY now. Yeay!
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"Today there are so many people, so many things, so many emotions, and the more there is, the less I want. The more man flies to the moon, the more I want to sit and look at a tree. The more I live in a city, the more I search for a blade of grass." Audrey Hepburn, Vogue Magazine, 1971
Member since 9/29/04
Date: 2/10/06 1:53 PM
Eileen Fisher. Does she count?
|Sew Little Thyme
New Mexico USA
Member since 9/28/05
Date: 2/10/06 1:58 PM
Oh hard question. I have really been taken with Project Alabama.
Do they count?
aka Lily Orleans Mason SASS# 46755
Spell lies on the Garden. Summer sits with her finger on her lips as if she heard the steps of Autumn echo on the hill. A hush lies on the Garden. Summer dreams of timid crocus thrust through the drifted snows." ~ Gertrude McGiffert
Member since 7/6/04
Date: 2/10/06 2:10 PM
Betsey Johnson (american, I think)
Member since 4/8/02
Date: 2/10/06 2:12 PM
The late, great Geoffrey Beene.
Member since 5/7/04
Date: 2/10/06 3:00 PM
(Please note I cannot afford and never had any designer wear except one dress from Ralph Lauren and it was so simple and such a killer dress, sorry I grew out of it- I used to be 100 pounds.)
Several great dead ones, but I 'll keep to the living. Anna Sui, she does funky that you can wear and still look sane. Love DVF. When I am in a more classic mood I like Lauren's lines. Karl Lagerfeld always designs like he loves women, (I swear some designers hate us) I love his work. His latest Fendi collection was cool.
You didn't ask about Paris, but I do love Christian Lacroix; I love color.
Edited to add Oscar de la Renta, cmarie12 reminded me, how could I forget, another man who loves women.
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New Jersey USA
Member since 4/8/03
Date: 2/10/06 4:00 PM
Michael Kors - hands down favorite
Michael Vollerbracht (sp?) - now designs the Bill Blass line
Oscar de la Renta
Loved Calvin Klein when he designed his own line.
Favorite costumers: Edith Head, Adrien, Norell (I know you didn't ask this last but they are long time influences!)
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