1955 | André Perugia for Jacques Fath
Photograph: Joël Garnier
Source: André Perugia. Collection Privée Charles Jourdan pamphlet
F/W 2016 | $ 995
Two years ago we caught Francesco Russo doing a Perugia. We thought it was the usual one-off, a quick shortcut to complete a shoe collection, a momentary lack of creativity.
Inexcusable - besides the great choice - because André Perugia went uncredited once again. It wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last.
But no, it wasn’t a one-off.
2018 | Francesco Russo
Model: Oslo Grace | Photograph: Johan Sandberg
“It’s very defined in the market, what is for men and what is for women, but the reality is: that definition, which is a gendered definition, is out of date. It’s not a polemic, it’s not political. It’s simply how society is moving forward. I think it’s in our duty as people who produce product to respond to the world.”
Vogue.com | September 25, 2018
Right, it’s not polemic, nor political, it’s ethical: also your duty to give credit where credit is due, designer.
D O S S I E R
[Plenty of ideas for aspiring designers]
1970 | WHEN GENDERLESS WAS A NEW THING
RUDI GERNREICH'S VISION