Meet a designer: Ceil Chapman

Meet a designer: Ceil Chapmanfeatured

“After all,” says Ceil, “a woman is still a woman, so why not admit it?” If there’s one well-known name in mid-20th century evening wear, particularly in draping, it’s Ceil Chapman. She’s often been described as an engineer or architect of fabric, conforming it to a woman’s body to highlight not only its shape but to Read more

Meet a designer: Lee Herman

Meet a designer: Lee Hermanfeatured

Yes, it’s another California designer. What can I say? I live here. And California designers played such a huge role in fashion, especially sportswear, during and in the decades following World War II, and I love learning about how they helped shape global trends. Lee Herman is a pretty good example of that, actually. Though Read more