aleXsandro Palombo by CERVIN Paris
designer shows off women's legs"
Fashion Article Posted April 29, 2008
L'ARSOIE was founded in 1920. It has supplied European royalty with elegant stockings, a story that has passed down through 3 generations and still today preserves the secrets of an ancient and unique art out of respect for tradition and outstanding quality.
Many famous personages of past and present wear CERVIN Paris products: from Marilyn Monroe to the QUEEN SOFIA of Spain today, the actress CATHERINE DENEUVE and showgirls like DITA VON TEESE: CERVIN Paris produced stockings specially for her performance at the Crazy Horse.
The key to CERVIn's success is the rare elegance of its products which represent sheer luxury. CERVIN is 100% made in France, distinguished for its high quality and its "Fully Fashioned Authentiques Bas legwear", the famed stockings worn by Marilyn Monroe made using an ancient technology that makes it possible to knit the stocking in the form of the leg on machinery from the early 1900s which only L'ARSOIE possesses today. This is a feature that enables the firm to create stockings that are real works of art. The excellence of the workmanship of these rare luxury products make CERVIN Paris the world leader in this field with its distinctively French elegance. The distribution of the collection "aleXsandro Palombo by CERVIN Paris" will be tightly focused and exclusive, reserved for an up-market clientele who will find the elegant stockings in select luxury multi-brand shops and prestigious international department stores. The collections will include Fully Fashioned stockings, hold-ups, pantyhose, above the knee stockings and leggings. Their crafted elegance, design, precious embroideries, high quality cashmere and silk weaves will make each creation a luxury haute couture accessory that will be presented in refined bijou packaging as a tribute to femininity.
Born in Italy on December 5, 1973, of Apulian origin,
when he was 19 aleXsandro Palombo moved to Milan where
he studied fashion design at the Istituto di Moda
Marangoni. In 1998 he created his own brand: aleXsandro
Palombo, with the capital X and the P standing for the
Latin symbol Pax Christi. He presented his collections
of women's fashions in Milan and soon became the founder
of an Italian avant-garde which anticipated and launched
trends later taken up by the fashion system. Memorable
features of his style are religious symbols like XP Pax
Christi embroidered or inlaid in garments, knitwear and
T-shirts, the images of Padre Pio and Mother Teresa of
Calcutta embroidered on overcoats or exalting a new
spirituality on T-shirts, the fashion shows against
anorexia to raise public awareness and enable it to
understand a problem that troubles thousands of young
women, his multicultural collections inspired by his
homeland Salento and the globalized world; his shows
inspired by the women of the south and the Taranta dance
have enabled the general public to discover the
phenomenon of the traditional Pizzica, an ancient ritual
dance of Salento imbued with mysticism; his adoption and
use of the KEFIHA which is embroidered and used as a
fabric to create luxury garments which enchant Arab
princesses and buyers like the Majed Al Sabah of Villa
Moda. aleXsandro Palombo has established new boundaries
in hosiery by using yarn to create garments as if they
were precious furs, with frayed techniques and original
finishes promoting an idea of craftsmanship and the
consecration of fashion tricot. The New York Times has
described him as a knitwear talent, the pop star Sheryl
Crowe is a fan of his refined Palombo pullovers and
wears fashion items at concerts and TV appearances. Some
of his elegant knitwear was photographed by Mario
Sorrenti for hot features in the British Another
Magazine. Palombo has been creative director for brands
like ANNAPURNA, AIDA BARNI men's and women's wear,
styling intensely elegant and imaginative collections.
He continues to experiment in this field. Among the most
recent lines created by the designer are
The designer has entries in various fashion books, among them the "Dizionario della Moda" by Guido Vergani Baldini Castoldi Dalai Editore, Skira's "Virus Moda" by Francesca Alfano Miglietti, in America in "Fashion Statements" and in France in "Le Choc du Chic", a collection of interviews which explore the private lives of important international designers, including the stylist aleXsandro Palombo with his creative history which mingles innovation, experimentation, provocation and tradition.
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