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Fashion

Timeline: Modern Fashion

Part III: 1970-199


by David Johnson
1970 1974 1979 1980s 1984 1990s Part I: 1858-1920
1970

Known as Halston, Roy Halston Frowick dominates 1970s with pantsuits, sweater sets, form-fitting dresses, knit wear

1974

Giorgio Armani creates men's wear line; popularizes Italian tailoring

1979

Claude Montana founds couture house; specializes in leather

Early 1980s

Japanese "school" of designers, including Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Rei Kawakubo, Hanae Mori, enjoy major couture success

1984

Donna Karan launches line of versatile, casual knits; favors black

1990s

"Anything goes" emerges as fashion credo

Late 1990

Alexander McQueen emerges as daring new designer; features cozy, romantic designs, dresses looking like quilt blankets, rabbit-skin dresses; favors highly theatrical fashion shows, models parade in rings of fire, get doused with paint or water, skate on real ice

Stella McCartney, at Cloé fashion house gains following with daring new designs



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