1949 – Born on June 27th in New York City, New York. Chinese-American fashion designer residing at New York. 1968-1969 – A talented figure skater, Wang competed professionally throughout her teens. She placed fifth in the junior pairs competition in the U.S. National Championships with her partner, James Stuart. 1971 – Upon her graduation from ..
1821 – Louis Vuitton was a famous Malletier born on August 4th in Cons-le-Sannier, France. 1835 – He walked the 250 miles to Paris to become an apprentice to the famous Malletier (trunk-maker) Marechal. 1854 – He formed a company to make high quality luggage. Right from the beginning, Louis Vuitton insisted on extraordinary quality ..
1876 – Born on the 22nd of June in Chilleurs-aux-Bois, Loiret. 1912 – She founded her own fashion house, "Vionnet." The House of Vionnet grew to employ over 1,100 seamstresses and was the first fashion house to create ready to wear designs from haute couture for sale in the United States. 1920 – Vionnet created ..
1946 – Giovanni "Gianni" Versace born on the 2nd of December in Reggio Calabria, Italy, where he grew up with his siblings Santo and Donatella, along with their father and dressmaker mother, Francesca. Gianni Versace was a charismatic gay man and accomplished Italian designer of clothing and theater costumes. 1972 – Flew north to Milan ..
1511 – Giorgio Vasari, born on the 30th ofJuly in Arezzo, NC Italy. He was an Italian painter and architect, known for his famous biographies of Italian artists. 1527 – He studied under Andrea del Sarto, and lived mostly at Florence and Rome. 1550 – He was an architect and painter, best known for his ..
1824 – Calvert Vaux, born on the 20th of December in London, England.He was an architect and landscape designer. 1850 – Exhibited in London a collection of landscape watercolors made on a tour to the Continent, and it was this gallery that captured the attention of the American landscape designer and writer Andrew Jackson Downing. ..
US fashion designer wife of Leopold Stokowski 1945 (divorced 1955) 2nd wife of Sidney Lumet 1956 (divo..
1848 – Louis Comfort Tiffany born on the 18th of February in New York, New York, U.S. American painter, craftsman, philanthropist, decorator, and designer, internationally recognized as one of the greatest forces of the Art Nouveau style, who made significant contributions to the art of glassmaking. The son of the famous jeweler Charles Lewis Tiffany, ..
1761 – Physician and amateur architect William Thornton was born on the 27th of May in the West Indian island of Tortola, the son of William and Dorcas (Zeagers) Thornton. 1781 – As a child he was sent to England and later studied medicine at the College of Edinburgh. 1788-1789 – He became an American ..