Manipulating fabrics into complex and dramatic shapes, the couture designer created extravagant visions of timeless elegance.
How a frothy gown from a 1932 Joan Crawford movie tapped into the need for postwar romance and created puffy sleeves everywhere.
The iconic gown that caused a sensation in 1962 when Monroe wore it to serenade President John F. Kennedy went on to sell at auction for a world-record $4.8 million.
The infamous painting, Madame X, caused so much outrage, it ruined a woman’s reputation and caused the artist to flee the country.
Rising to fame as a shoe designer for Christian Dior in the 1950s, Roger Vivier is renowned for his innovations and bejeweled, sculptural creations.