Romeo Gigli was born in Italy and later settled in New York where he started designing his own clothes in the late 1970s. Developing new ways to reveal the female form with natural lines and destructured tailoring in stark contrast to the structured jackets and padded shoulders commonly found in the 1980s. Working mostly in stretch linen, silk and chiffon his dreamy clothes are most commonly referred to as ‘preraphaelite’.
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