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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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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.

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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

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Date: 2/10/06 1:34 PM

Great question!

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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Date: 2/10/06 1:53 PM

Eileen Fisher. Does she count?

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Date: 2/10/06 1:58 PM

Oh hard question. I have really been taken with Project Alabama.
Do they count?

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Date: 2/10/06 2:10 PM

Great Question...

Claire McCardell
Calvin Klien
Betsey Johnson (american, I think)

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Date: 2/10/06 2:12 PM

The late, great Geoffrey Beene.

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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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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
Carolina Herrara

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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