There are not enough women designers in New York today, and it is extremely sad, when we consider the important role women have played in shaping fashion’s past and present.
Madeleine Chéruit is not as well-knows as Coco Chanel, however she was one of the first women who won the praise of Vogue. She was running one of the few couture houses that were not closed during the Second World War.
Coco Chanel is an unforgettable name in the fashion history and needs no introduction.
Jeane Lanvin created the House of Lavin designs in Paris. And we still feel her input in fashion today.
One of the most influential designers of the 20th century was Madeline Vionnet. She introduced the bias cut and popularized Grecian style dresses.
Donna Karan gave birth to fashion design for every day career woman.
We should never forget names like Mary Quant, Elsa Schiaparelli, Sonia Rykiel, Jeanne Paquin, Betsey Johnson and many more wonderful, strong, women-innovators who made our fashion of today so colorful and progressive.