Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Le Groupe Mode et Création

In 1973, Pierre Bergé created "Le Groupe Mode et Création", "The Fashion and Design Group". The group consisted of 8 French designers of pret-a-porter, or ready-to-wear and was formed to promote the originality and creativity of French pret-a-porter on the international fashion scene. I don't believe the group was long-lasting, as I can't find any information about it, other than that it was formed in 1973. However, in 1975, the group took out a double page ad in American Vogue magazine to salute the American Bicentennial.

"Le Groupe Mode et Creation salutes America's Bicentennial and two hundred years of the French regard for liberty, equality and brotherhood that helped formulate America's ideology. Today, there is a modern bond of admiration between France and the United States. Through our combined efforts in the world of fashion, we have inspired the spirit of competition supported by mutual respect."

So, how did you do on yesterday's quiz?

1. Kenzo, designer of Jap, 2. Sonia Rykiel, and 3. Yves Saint Laurent for Rive Gauche.

4. Karl Lagerfeld (!) designer of Chloé, 5. Marc Bohan, designer of Christian Dior, and 6. Jacqueline Jacobson, designer of Dorthée Bis.

7. Emmanuelle Khanh, and 8. Emanuel Ungaro.