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Fashion Wars

Thursday, 03 September 2009

fashion warsThe competition so popular among the reputed designers is not only the common thing in the fashion world. Yet, it is encouraged since everyone is aware that when couturiers compete to outdo others, their attempts come to us in the most amazing collections. Though, the intention to go better than others is tricky. It is known that Coco Channel never missed to annoy her opponent Elsa Schiaparelli and once Coco set fire to her dress. The current fashionists prefer settling their disputes at the court like Giorgio Armani and D&G. It is not rare when they come to trivial blows.

One of the longest competitions in the fashion history is known as the war between the legendary French designers Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld. «Sworn» friends, Saint Laurent and Lagerfeld shared the fame, customers, designer ideas and lovers for over decades. They came to competition in 1954 when Saint Laurent and Lagerfeld were awarded at the International Wool Secretariat as young promising designers. Soon after Yves Saint Laurent was invited to work at the prestigious Christian Dior House who named him later as his successor while Karl Lagerfeld had to work as a free-lance designer and cooperate with far less reputed brands. The war between these two former friends got its peak in the 60s when Saint Laurent succeeded in opening his own Fashion House and Lagerfeld announced haute couture as the «dying art» to spite the former. Lagerfeld started to create democratic collections based on eclectics.

And now we may believe that the conflict between the two fashion legends was in favor of Lagerfeld. In 2002 Saint Laurent left the fashion world since he too deeply got abused of alcohol and drugs. Saint Laurent's House was made the museum later on. Yet, Karl Lagerfeld continued to manage the Chanel House successfully and he finally managed to rehabilitate the fashion House in 80s.

The war between Giorgio Armani and his colleagues from Italy, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana rose for such a trivial reason, the plagiarism. This year in January in two days after Dolce & Gabbana Collection for Men's Wear for the Fashion Week Men's Wear in Milan, Armani demonstrated his interpretation of silk trousers that resembled D&G model of trousers, even the details were similar. Armani announced that Dolce and Gabbana stole the design of his trousers followed by the scandal in mass media when designers taking every chance to bitingly comment on each other's words. As Armani stated, «They replicate now, and who knows, may be they will learn how to do it then», while Dolce and Gabbana were firm to state that they could not replicate the model of their colleague since they stopped observing his collections several years ago.

The legendary designer Coco Chanel from France was known for her unique collections of women's wear and her severe temper. Yet, the designer Elsa Schiaparelli was lucky to feel how Coco appear to be cruel. This designer was like the pain in the neck for Coco since she was acknowledged and demanded the same as Chanel. During several year tow ladies were biting each other with sarcastic comments. Coco Chanel said that «Elsa is the Italian artist who tries to model and design garments». However, Chanel once showed her irritation and cruel intentions when she set fire to Elsa's dress with the candle.

The conflict between the designer Azzedine Alaia, so beloved by Naomi Campbell and Michelle Obama, the First Lady of America, and the reputed editor of the American Vogue, Anna Wintour, lasted over the decade. In spite of the evident talent of the designer his words are never shown at the pages of Vogue. And the conflict ended recently, just prior to the Met Gala in early May. When Alaia found out that his works were not included to exhibit at Model as Muse at Metropolitan, he accused the exhibition facilitators of showing jaundice and Anna Wintour - of being dictator and intrusion of her personal opinion to the Metropolitan employees.

As a result, he put the Gala function to a boycott when the new exhibition was opened, as well as his muses, Naomi Campbell and Stephanie Seymour. Later on Alaia declareв that « Wintour behaves as a dictator and everyone is afraid to object her. However, I am not afraid of her or whoever else».

There is no wonder that conflicts appear between models either, not only between the designers. And two models, the most famous blondes in the world of models Heidi Klum and Elle MacPherson, quarreled because of the nickname. In 2006 Heidi Klum, «the angel» of the trendy brand of Victoria's Secret lingerie, presented her own collection of underwear for the brand called «The Body». When the new collection was rotated in commercials, Heidi claimed that her collection was called «The Body» in honor of herself. However, Elle MacPherson declared afterwards that this name belongs to her only since she has been called «The Body» for more than twenty years because of her ideally shapely figure. Yet, she is called that by friends and glossy magazines like Harper's Bazaar and Vogue to Sports Illustrated.

One of the scandals so known in the fashion world appeared to be the conflict between Jack McCollough, co-founder of the trendy brand Proenza Schouler, and the actor Kiefer Sutherland, that ended with the trite battle. The reason of the conflict was a woman but not at all the different opinion on trendy stuff. On after-party of the Met Gala Jack McCollough accidentally jogged Brooke Shields, the actress and did not apologize to her. That was a minor bad manner action from anyone but it made Sutherland mad. That was not the first time when Kiefer felt miserable because of his too loud energy. Hitting the designer in the face, Sutherland broke his nose and at the same time he «luckily» got problems with the law.

Inessa Hyder 

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Alex  - Comment On Fashion Article   |2009-12-03 16:01:41
Love this article. Thanks. I wanted to note that Saint Laurent and Lagerfeld although they were rivals as fashion designers, they were also the best of friends and saw their competition with each other as constructive. I think this article could have touched on the work by our famous french bikini designers in the 1940's
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