Lancôme was started in 1935 by Armand Petitjean in France. Armand wanted to create beauty products that showcased French elegance around the world. So it looks like his plan worked. He showed his fragances at the World’s Fair in Brussels, and they were a hit. So Lancôme is actually an arm or division of L’Oreal now and has been since 1964. Armand’s idea has employed 100’s and 1000’s of models, fashion designers, make up artists, photographers, and creative people. Well thank you Armand for your contribution to society and the world. Red more about the history of Lancôme…….Click the highlighted link.
Chanel was started in 1909 and started off with the name of House Of Chanel. Gabrielle Chanel was the mistress of two socialite businessman ( Etienne Balsan and Arthur Boy Capel). Both of these men saw Gabrielle’s fashions sense and business sense and financed many of her ideas. During World War I supplies of certain fabrics were limited as many of the fabrics were used to make uniforms. In spite of this Gabrielle used jersey cloth which sat really well on the women’s bodies that wore them. This story was good there were a lot of twists and turns to it…..don’t take my word for it. Read about the history of Chanel….click the link.
I was really impressed with the history of Zara. Zara is a retail store that was founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera. Zara doesn’t do any zero advertising. Zeeerrrrrro. They use what money they have to open a new store. Zara doesn’t send all of their clothing to sweat shops overseas, a great deal of their products are made in the country where they reside. Zara can change a product or fashion design within two weeks. They can come up with a product from concept to in the store in around 5 weeks….which is a month to and a week. If a product doesn’t sell within a few weeks they can it and bring out another product. Crazy, this company is. They broke all the rules especially in the fashion world, yet there extremely successful. So I guess what it all comes down to is believe. Well enjoy reading the History of Zara. Click the Link.