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Coco Chanel: Revolutionist of Women’s Fashion

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was a notorious French modernist designer, and founder of the US$9 billion luxury brand, Chanel. Her perception of fashion as an amalgamation of comfort and elegance, revolutionised women’s fashion. Coco Chanel’s innovative designs liberated women from the complex and uncomfortable 19th century conventions such as petticoats and corsets. Coco Chanel once …

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Adriano Zumbo

Adriano Zumbo

Pastry chef Adriano Zumbo is Australia’s dessert king, known for his colourful creations and challenging recipes. The dessert maker boasts a number of tongue-in-cheek titles, including the Sweet Assassin, the Patissier of Pain and the Dark Lord of the Pastry Kitchen. His mad scientist approach to crafting sweets has drawn comparisons to Willy Wonka – Zumbo …

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Bumble founder

Bumble Founder’s Billion Dollar Idea

Whitney Wolfe Herd is the CEO and founder of the popular dating mobile phone app Bumble. At the age of 29, she has created an empire connecting friends, lovers and business opportunities, and the company is valued at $1 billion by Forbes. The idea comes after the creation of arguably one of Bumble’s fiercest competitors, …

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Alex Perry designer

Alex Perry

With his signature sunglasses, penchant for black clothing and larger-than-life personality, Alex Perry cuts a distinctive figure. This beloved Australian icon has been gracing fashion runways with his opulent designs since the early 1990s. Perry is most known for his glamorous, ultra-feminine gowns that are the pinnacle of luxury evening wear. He’s dressed scores of …

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Sir Frederick Henry Royce

Sir Frederick Henry Royce was an English engineer and car designer who, with Charles Rolls and Claude Johnson, founded the Rolls-Royce Company. In 1884 Royce entered a partnership with Ernest Claremont and started a business making domestic electric fittings called F H Royce and Company. 10 years later they started making dynamos and electric cranes …

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Damien Hirst- Diamond Skull

Art, Death and Diamonds

Back In 2007, White Cube gallery in London exhibited arguably the most expensive artwork ever made sold for $100 million, paid in cash. The work titled ‘For the Love of God’ was created by English artist, entrepreneur and art collector Damien Hirst. One would think that this highly skilled and expensive exercise of extravagance would …

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Harry Winston

Harry Winston: King Of Diamonds

Harry Winston founded Harry Winston, Inc. in 1932 in New York City. Mr Winston was an intuitive businessman, an esteemed gemmologist, and a dedicated philanthropist. A remarkable history earned Mr. Harry Winston the title of “Jeweller to the Stars”, and “King of Diamonds”. Acquiring some of the world’s most famous gemstones, paired with his designs …

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