Designers: Cristobal Balenciaga

Spanish designer, Cristobal Balenciaga, rose to fame by dressing Spanish aristocrats. Until he was forced to close shop and head to Paris, where his business and reputation as a maestro grew. Today his namesake line is under the creative guidance of Nicolas Ghesquière.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.