Pierre Balmain, painted white tulle debutant gown with painted velvet feathers, spring 1960. Lent by Hamish Bowles ©The Museum at FIT

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.