fashion designer 1920's

‘Oh Sinnerman Where You Gonna Run To?’ - Model: Baptiste Giabiconi | Photographer: Jack Waterlot | Styling: Andrew Holden | Grooming: Ingeborg

*Dior Homme, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Lock & Co. London, Tom Ford

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Sonia Delaunay, Driving caps, 1924-28.

Sonia Delaunay was born to a poor Ukrainian family in 1885, survived two World Wars, and died wealthy in Paris in 1979. In between, she co-founded the French avant-garde movement Orphism with her husband, the painter Robert Delaunay, claimed the first retrospective for a living female artist at the Louvre, and conceived – as a practical side venture – a brand that helped define the style of sophisticated authors (Nancy Cunard), international performers (Diaghilev’s Madrid dancers) and, indeed, much of 20th-century cosmopolitan culture.