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Hourglass body typeHourglass body type: also known as the curvy figure, figure eight opposing triangles. This figure has the top and bottom about the same as each other and a well-defined waistline, at least 9" less then the hips and breast.
Women that have this body type often gain weight in their upper and lower half first.
GoalThe hourglass figure is considered the ideal figure in American culture. So keep it soft and simple for the most flattering effect. Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe and Selma Hayek are known for theirhourglass figures
What to wear? Soft supple fabrics that hang well and enhance yourfigure, wide leg pants for symmetry. Soft skirts and jackets withrounded collars all work to accentuate this figure. Small prints. In general, keep it minimal and chic, no clingy fabrics
Fashion Designer: Giorgio ArmaniHis very feminine designs with curvy cropped jackets are ideal for the hourglass body type.
Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani was born July 11, 1934 in Piacenza, 50 miles south of Milan.
He studied as a medical doctor for 2 years.
From 1961 to 1970 he worked for Nino Cerruti.
He started his own company designing men’s clothing in 1974 and introduced his women’s wear label in 1975.
He started designing clothes for Hollywood in 1980.
He was the 2nd fashion designer to ever grace the cover of Time magazine in 1982. The other designer was Christian Dior in 1940.
Armani completely deconstructed the business suit and gave it soft tailoring and more shoulder. It was dubbed the “power suit” and was worn by Richard Gere in American Gigolo. The result was a relaxed, confident and very chic look.
His original women’s suits were actually men’s suits made in women’s sizes.
Today Armani’s vision sets the standard for how a suit should be worn. His beautifully fluid lines, his unyielding sense of style and impeccable tailoring sets him apart from his peers. His evening gowns are to die for.
He is truly one of the best, most innovative clothing designers ever. The first fashion designer to ban models with a body mass index under 18. After Ana Carolina Reston starved herself to death due to anorexia nervosa. Forbes named him the most successful Italian Fashion Designer for five years 2001-06. He received the Grand Cavalier della Repubblica and the Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Legion d’Honneur.
A career retrospective exhibit was opened in New York at the Guggenheim Museum.