Designer Marathon

Designer Marathon

12 Episodes

More fascinating insights into some of the most influential designers of our time!

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Designer Marathon
  • "Todd Oldham"

    Episode 1

    Designer Marathon | S1:E1 | In the nineties, the hottest ticket during New York fashion week was Todd Oldham’s celebrity-studded show. The easy-going Texan ruled the runways with his colorful, kitschy concoctions. His skill with beadwork and hand-dyed textiles proved his shows were more than just...

  • "Donnatela Versace"

    Episode 2

    Designer Marathon | S1:E2 | Filled with lavish parties, celebrity entourages and miles of platinum blond hair, the glamorous life of Donatella Versace personifies the
    daring, brazenly sexy brand built by her brother Gianni Versace. Sadly, it was Gianni’s tragic death in July of 1997 that catapu...

  • "Valentino"

    Episode 3

    Designer Marathon | S1:E3 | With a career that spanned 45 years, Valentino Garavani was born in a small town in northern Italy. His single name became synonymous with refinement. Valentino dressed rock to royalty -all with a capital V. No other designer was more true to elegance and beauty. He br...

  • "Gianfranco Ferre"

    Episode 4

    Designer Marathon | S1:E4 | Known as the “architect of fashion” for the sculpted shapes and structured design of his work, Italian designer Gianfranco Ferré brought drama and elegance to the world of fashion. He replaced Marc Bohan at the helm of the French house of Christian Dior in 1989, though...

  • "John Galliano, Pt.1"

    Episode 5

    Designer Marathon | S1:E5 | When John Galliano graduated from London’s Central St Martins School of Art in the early eighties he was a shy young designer with a quiet confidence who was already showing signs of future acclaim. Early in his career commercial success was elusive. Then, he created f...

  • "John Galliano, Pt. 2"

    Episode 6

    Designer Marathon | S1:E6 | While always known for his dramatic tendencies, the financial success that comes with being the Creative Director of Christian Dior, and a part of the LVMH stable, has given John Galliano the checkbook with which to pay for an imagination that seems to have no limits. ...

  • "Alexander McQueen, Dark Fantasy"

    Episode 7

    Designer Marathon | S1:E7 | Becoming an established name didn’t slow down this enfant terrible. Alexander McQueen continues to explore dramatic silhouettes ranging from the most fragile of dresses to molded carapace-like corsets all within a poetic storyline. As his career builds the fashion crow...

  • "Yves Saint Laurent, Pt. 1"

    Episode 8

    Designer Marathon | S1:E8 | In June 2008 Yves Saint Laurent tragically lost his long battle with brain cancer and the world mourned the loss of one of its greatest couturiers. Saint Laurent was undoubtedly one of the most influential designers of our time. For over four decades, he intuitively un...

  • "Yves Saint Laurent, Pt. 2"

    Episode 9

    Designer Marathon | S1:E9 | When Yves Saint Laurent retired in 2002 many thought that the house could continue no longer without the master at the helm, however a stellar lineup of designers starting with Alber Elbaz have flourished in his wake. Tom Ford created waves when he took over and now St...

  • "Isaac Mizrahi"

    Episode 10

    Designer Marathon | S1:E10 | Brooklyn-born Isaac Mizrahi has long been a fashion star. From the moment his first collection was snapped up by Bergdorf Goodman in 1986, he made his name with his signature use of color and wit. His high-energy fashion shows often revealed the magic behind the scene...

  • "Gianni Versace"

    Episode 11

    Designer Marathon | S1:E11 | The genius of Gianni Versace was his unification of contemporary culture and high art into clothes that were daring, sexy and exuberantly colored. His stunning collections were a tangible expression of his “joie de vivre” which was tragically cut short in 1997 when he...

  • "Halston"
    Episode 12


    Episode 12

    Designer Marathon | S1:E12 | Halston’s clean simple lines put American fashion on the international map. The list of famous faces who wore Halston was extensive. But after his death in 1990, his namesake label has struggled under different designers and has been re- launched several times, with t...