Women’s Wear Daily
04.19.2014

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Moment 33: Married to the Mob

Organized crime has played a significant role in the business of Seventh Avenue. In 1977, WWD ran a series titled "The Mafia: SA's Silent Partner."

Moment 34: It Started With Ties

In 1967, Ralph Lauren started selling ties out of borrowed showroom space. Now, the self-made billionaire sits atop an enormous global lifestyle empire.

Cristobal Balenciaga

Moment 25: A Perfectionist

A master of cut and construction, Cristobal Balenciaga made countless contributions to fashion—the cocoon coat, the balloon jacket, the sack dress and so on.

Jacques Rouet

Moment 24: Dior's New Look

Christian Dior debuted a dramatic silhouette in 1947, highlighting cone-shaped busts and wasp waists—perfect for the era's buxom babes like Marilyn Monroe.

Moment 35: Black Is Beautiful

The fashion industry discovered African-American culture and style in the Seventies, popularizing black models and looks like platform shoes.

Irving Penn

Moment 26: Art of Fashion

Art has captured fashion's every nuance, first with stylized illustrations, then with professional photography and now with images captured on digital devices.

Moment 27: Pierre the Pioneer

An earlier adopter of licensing, Pierre Cardin has been adorning ties, fragrances, flatware and more with his name since the Sixties.

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