In Fashion, A Name Grants Immortality … or Less Pretentiously: “Let’s Play Jeopardy!!” (4)

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Names often fool.
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But if moneys and longevity are at stake in a fashion game of changing trends and whimsical consumer fancies, then a good name – preferably not your boring own – should be used as a talisman to tide over the capricity of the business.

if you think you know your fashion history, and fashion pseudonym trivia, then let’s play Jeopardy!

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In the 1950s, a young woman by the name of Dorothy Virginia Margaret was talent-spotted outside American Vogue offices and was soon a fashion model for many of Irving Penn’s out-of-studio shoots. When people ask for her name to be printed in the photography credits pages, she thought for a brief moment, used the first two letters of each of her first middle and last names, then breathlessly deliberated:
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“Do-vi-ma”.

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~ by acrylicstetson on September 15, 2007.

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