Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Spanish Fashion–Manuel Pertegaz

On October 15, 2010 , Espana Post has issued the special souvenir sheet that devoted to the famous couturier Manuel Pertegaz, the Spanish fashion series recalls one his most prominent designers.
Manuel Pertegaz was born in Olbaid (Teruel).  At the age of 12 he began working as an apprentice in a tailor’s shop. He soon discovered his interest in women's fashion. He opened his first couture workshop in Barcelona on 1942. On that same year he presented his first collection characterized by an elegant and original style to which he has remained true throughout his long career. In 1948 he opened a store in Madrid and in 1954 presented his haute couture in the U.S. and in the best stores in New York, Boston, Atlanta and Philadelphia. He was awarded the “Couture Oscar“ by Harvard University.
Three years later he presented his collections in Cairo, Venice, London, Santiago de Chile and Copenhagen. On that same year, on the sudden death of Christian Dior, he was offered to take over the Parisian firm but he declined the job in order to continue in Spanish couture.
In the 60s he gained recognition in international shows and trade fairs in Mexico and New York, where critics highlighted the originality of his creations. The arrival of prêt-à-porter in the 70s is easily taken on by the designer who combines it with haute couture fashion. (Resources from Espana Post)

1 comment:

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I have got this one to read as well, it looks really good..i like design.Thanks and keep up the good work.