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(1935-2007) Fernando Sanchez was born in Belgium. When he was a teenager, he went with his mother to Paris to see the couture collections. He later took a portfolio of his own designs to Jacques Fath, who recommended him to be admitted to L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale, the Paris fashion school. There he was a friend and classmate of Yves Saint Laurent.
After finishing school, Sanchez worked at Nina Ricci and then at Dior where he worked for his old friend, Saint Laurent, designing his lingerie line. He was then given his own label by Warner’s, a New York lingerie maker.
In the 1970s Sanchez became changing the way he made lingerie. He introduced dressmaking techniques and fabrics, and lingerie began to cross over from being strictly for “at home” to being acceptable in public places.
In 2003, Sanchez’s designs were being made by Yalla Corp, and they continued to produce the line after his death in 2007.
Written by lkranieri
Courtesy of daisyfairbanks
from a late 1970s robe