Coco Chanel vs. Alexander McQueen
ENG 121 English Composition I
Instructor: Brian Davis
August 27, 2012
When it comes to fashion, you can’t compare Gap to Ralph Lauren or Gucci to Keds. The reality of it all, in order to compare fashion you have to know fashion. Fashion in my words, is a way to show or stand out from the next fashionista or guy. It goes from hair to makeup, clothes to shoes in the sense of being comfortable to a night on the town. The designers, Coco Chanel and Alexander McQueen, are exactly that staples in Fashion. Both designers had made a statement on the fashion industry. The designers, what their visions are, rise to stardom in the fashion industry and how today these two designers are still timeless from the grave. Coco Chanel, today still premiers with timeless fashion that attracts both old and young. The items seen on runways, by this designer are rather avant garde. Coco Chanel is known for “Chanel is credited with liberating women from the constraints of the corseted silhouette and popularizing the acceptance of a sportive, casual chic as the feminine standard in the post-World War I era. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel’s influence extended beyond couture clothing; her design aesthetic was realized in jewelry, handbags, and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5 became an iconic product, one irrevocably identified with The House of Chanel (Charles-Roux, Edmonde, "Chanel and her World, 1981, p. 11)”. Chanel represents prescient, regal, and standard fashion. It’s geared towards woman of statue: Cicely Tyson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Tina Turner, woman that represent regal. Alexander McQueen, “best known for his in-depth knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, his tendency to juxtapose strength with fragility in his collections, as well as the emotional power and raw energy of his provocative fashion shows, ("Biography: Sarah Burton". alexandermcqueen.com. Retrieved 24 December 2011). Alexander McQueen was...
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