BO DEREK | Perfect 10 at 60 | Eponym # 3
When a 23 year old Bo Derek starred as the object of attention in the 1979 blockbuster hit film "Ten" she was branded as "the Perfect...
The Muse de la Haute Couture
The Pen that influenced the culture
l'enfant terrible of French Fashion
The Muse de la Haute Couture
This blog honors a few of the fashion industries icons. Some are in the process of creating a legacy, while others are already legendary. Almost all of them have built eponymous businesses. It takes a lot of gusto to put your name on the shingle that hangs on your door, because that is where the buck stops and the 24 hour workday begins. We refer to them as the "Fashion Eponyms".
Above all, this blog series hopes to express the greatest respect for those creatives of the fashion industry who leave legacy. Their excellence teaches us by example.
As Executive Director of the Lloyd Klein brand, I have:
travelled the globe
rubbed elbows with the rich
hobnobbed with the famous
partied with the stars
helped create milestones
experienced great highs
...as well as horrible lows
dined with the hoy
and partied with the paloy
networked with the titans
learned from the trenches
sacrificed sleep before the runway
often worked around the clock
honed my skills
learned the rules
followed the rules
broke the rules
discovered my likes
deciphered what I dislike
This blog is inspired by the apparel industry icons known by their eponymous brands, labels, and\or fashion houses. Some have ignited entire cultural movements and created trends. Others have mirrored and interpreted an era to such a degree that the strength and recognition of their eponymous brand has the power to be used in vocabulary to communicate and summarize, with more clarity, a certain time in history. They have all set the standard of excellence for the next generation to obuild upon in their own creative expansion on the growing leading edge of thought that we all enjhoy as the moment becomes the next. They're exemplary for their creative and innovative contribution to their craft. In addition to the designers, the blog covers the extraordinary and remarkable talents of the industry's family of niche fasion expression. Included are the photographers, retailers, journalists, models, and celebrities. The are the icons whose name, when mentioned, are recognized as powerfully descriptive and permanently part of the lexicon of fashion.
I have always been drawn to artists and performers. Their ability to share their talent, and to put thmsleves in front of criticism, is inspiring. The old saying that goes, "Dance like no ones watching", is apropos to the essential strength of the artists I admire.
So to those artists who have chosen to use their given names and even those who for personal reason, changed their name but are identiifed personally, just the same, "Bravo and Kudos!" Whether used on a label, the marquee, the byline, or the shingle that hangs on the door... this blog is a tribute to you.