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A Beautiful Friendship: Pat Cleveland and Stephen Burrows

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In art, the presence of a live muse sets the legendary apart from the merely great: the muse elevates, breathes the active into the inanimate. In fashion design, the rigidity of boning and the sinews of fabric within the most beautifully-made garments are testament to this life within a designer's livelihood.

These collaborations have been integral to the design process from the birth of couture through to our prêt-a-porter-dominant times. Difficult though it is to imagine 80s Lagerfeld sans de la Fressange, of 70s superstar Willi Smith separated from his sister Toukie, of 90s Tom Ford without Carine Roitfeld, of Alexander McQueen absent Isabella Blow, it's impossible to imagine Stephen Burrows's masterful designs...

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For the B.Couleur Bride: Wedding Dresses Designed to Impress

Picture_38The Royal Wedding has kicked off wedding season in a fairytale frenzy, and above all, everyone is waiting to see what the future Princess Catherine will wear. ·After all, the wedding gown is, arguably, second only to the vows as the centerpiece of every wedding.

Many affianced femmes dream of wedding day ensembles straight out of a storybook, and the wedding gown industry caters to these whims. ·However, if you’re like many brides-to-be (like myself), the search for something simple and...

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Looks Inspired by Style Icon Donyale Luna

Donyale_Luna_BCouleur_White_FinalShe may have been born Peggy Ann Freeman in Detroit, but like her adopted name, Donyale Luna was otherworldly.  The ethereal beauty crafted an exotic personal mythology that allowed her to transcend both her environment and era, to leap from the Ebony Fashion Fair runway to those of Paris, Milan, London, and New York.  Eventually, she captured the ultimate supermodel prize:  the cover of American Vogue.  Luna’s Vogue cover was the first to feature a Black woman and, as a...

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