Coco Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Gianni Versace: designers with a tragic fatePictolic
Rates in the fashion world is very high. And not everyone can withstand such stress. Than Coco Chanel sacrifice for your career as a fashion designer and ended the life of Gianni Versace — read in our material.
In 1983, the shares of the Gucci fashion house after the death of Rodolfo Gucci passed to his son, Maurizio. And later brother Rodolfo Aldo bequeathed all of its shares (50% of the company) Maurizio.
So, the grandson of the House founder, Guccio Gucci took the helm of the company. But in August 1993, the House of Gucci suffered losses and was on the verge of bankruptcy, and the heir of the dynasty was forced to sell his share in the family business of the company to Investcorp. After this transaction, the Gucci family had no more relationship to the fashion house. A March 27, 1997 in the centre of Milan on the threshold of his office, was shot and killed 45-year-old Maurizio Gucci.
The killer fired four shots in the head and fled the scene of the crime. The first suspicion fell on the Italian mafia, but the customer of murder was deceived wife of the heir Patricia Reggiani. Maurizio cheated on her with a young girl, and the wife was afraid that the heir to a fashion house that can marry his mistress and to keep her two daughters without an inheritance. Patricia Reggiani was sentenced to 29 years in prison.
Recognized as a genius of the world of fashion, whose collections to this day to discuss. In 1991 he graduated from the College of Central St Martin's and begins a creative career as a freelance artist.
At that time it shows more like theatrical performances: designer wraps models in cellophane, exaggerated makeup and uses in shows disfiguring the appearance of the silicone lining. One of the most controversial shows of the period was the display of the collection "Raped Scotland", at which from under the skirts models hung the bloody bandages.
In 1996 he was invited to take the post of creative Director of the fashion house Givenchy and Alexander accepts the offer. And after the completion of cooperation McQueen becomes the creative Director of his namesake brand, Alexander McQueеn. But couturier could not stand the pressure and rhythm of the fashion industry.
February 11, 2010 at 10:20 a.m. McQueen was found hanged in his apartment in green Park in London. Designer passed away three days after the death of his mother Joyce and three years after the death of his friend and Muse Isabella blow, which was dedicated to his collection spring-summer 2008.
The founder of the fashion house Chanel, a revolutionary Coco Chanel changed not only its own name, but also turned the fashion world.
She was the one who liberated women from the tight corset and styled jacket, little black dress and large jewelry — brooches-Camellia and faux pearls. And if her name resounded all over the world, and a successful career envied by many designers, personal life Chanel was left unhappy, never married, had no children and died alone.
Coco grew up with a sister at the orphanage (the father could not support his family and sent their daughters to a shelter), in his youth, became the mistress of a French officer Etienne Balsan. Then she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capela (in friendly circles called him "Boy") and begins to live under his protection, but still mistress. And in 1919 the Fight dies in a car accident.
This event left an indelible mark in the life of Chanel. They say he was her only love. Maybe that's why Coco never married and had no children. After the war, Chanel was even accused of collaborating with the Nazis, she was accused of collaboration and arrested. But in 1944 on the advice of Churchill it was released under the condition that she leaves France. Couturier moved to Switzerland, where she lived until 1953.
In 1954, the 71-year-old Gabriel has returned to the world of high fashion, presenting its new collection. However, the former glory and respect she has never achieved. But on this catwalk Chanel introduced the famous tweed suit "Chanel" — tight skirt and trimmed with lace jacket without collar, with Golden buttons and patch pockets.
At the age of 87 years, Gabriel died from a heart attack at the hotel Ritz, where she lived a long time alone.
Great designer Gianni Versace, the founder of the fashion house Versace, was shot and killed on 15 July 1997 by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
The reasons for such atrocities still remain a mystery, which took Cunanan. He shot himself on his own boat when he was surrounded by police.
Bright, eccentric, amazingly talented Italian Gianni won its style (combined elements of Baroque and classicism, pop art and the elements of the punk culture) of the world of fashion and celebrity clients, including those of Madonna and Princess Diana. And never hid his homosexuality. For eleven years he lived with designer Antonio d'amico.
World renowned trendsetter Yves Henri Donat Matthew St. Laurent was born in 1936 in Algiers. At the age of 17 years Eve is taking part in a competition for young designers, and shares the first place with Karl Lagerfeld in the nomination "evening dress".
Soon the young Yves Saint Laurent met with great couturier Christian Dior, and at 21, becoming his successor. Five years later, a successful fashion designer opened his own fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, who devoted 40 years of his life. In 2002 loudly announces his retirement and saying goodbye to the fashion world by staging a fashion show-a retrospective at the Pompidou centre. As a model on the catwalk coming out of the great Muse of the designer, actress Catherine Deneuve.
After Saint Laurent was shut for a private Villa in Marrakech with her bulldog named Guy (Moujik) and tried to fight with brain cancer. But on 1 June 2008, he was gone. At the age of 71 years trendsetter died in Paris, where he arrived for treatment. His body was cremated and the ashes scattered over the Majorelle garden.