Fashion

Claude Montana

The French designer favoured aggressive shapes and strong tones often made of leather that he would master with complex techniques. He epitomized the 1980s Power Dressing alongside Thierry Mugler whilst he earned the respect of his peers when designing for Lanvin, from 1990 to 1992. His spectacular fashion shows were highly expected events with their confident superstar models 

Betty Lago for Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1988
Betty Lago for Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1988
Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1989
Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1989
Emma Sjoberg for Claude Montana, photographed by Tyen, 1992
Emma Sjoberg for Claude Montana, photographed by Tyen, 1992
Cindy Crawford in Jean Barthet for Claude Montana Hat, photographed by Victor Skrebneski, 1985
Cindy Crawford in Jean Barthet for Claude Montana Hat, photographed by Victor Skrebneski, 1985
Daniela Azzone for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1988
Daniela Azzone for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1988
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Paolo Roversi for Harper’s Bazaar, 1985
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Paolo Roversi for Harper’s Bazaar, 1985
Claude Montana Campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1982

Claude Montana Campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1982

Helena Christensen for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994
Helena Christensen for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1987
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1987
Christy Turlington for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1991
Christy Turlington for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1991
Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1987
Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1987
Dalma Callado for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1987
Dalma Callado for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1987
Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1989
Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1989
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1988
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1988
Yasmeen Ghaury for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1994
Yasmeen Ghaury for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1994
Claude Montana, Jacket, 1980s, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Claude Montana, Jacket, 1980s, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Claude Montana, Ensembles, in L'Officiel, 1979
Claude Montana, Ensembles, in L'Officiel, 1979
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1988
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1988
Linda Evengelsita for Claude Montana, photographed by Peter Lindberg, Fall/Winter 1992
Linda Evengelsita for Claude Montana, photographed by Peter Lindberg, Fall/Winter 1992
Claude Montana Fashion Show, photographed by Patrice Stable, Spring/Summer 1987
Claude Montana Fashion Show, photographed by Patrice Stable, Spring/Summer 1987
Claude Montana and his dog China by Filippa Lidholm, 1990
Claude Montana and his dog China by Filippa Lidholm, 1990
Linda Evangelista in Claude Montana Ensemble, in Vogue, 1987
Linda Evangelista in Claude Montana Ensemble, in Vogue, 1987
Susan Holme for Claude Montana, photographed by Tyen, 1991

Susan Holme for Claude Montana, photographed by Tyen, 1991

Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1987
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1987
Claude Montana, Ensembles, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue America, 1984
Claude Montana, Ensembles, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue America, 1984
Claude Montana, Suit, 1986, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Claude Montana, Suit, 1986, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1987
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1987
Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1989
Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1989
Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1983
Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1983
Claude Montana Fashion Show, photographed by Guy Marineau, Spring/Summer 1988
Claude Montana Fashion Show, photographed by Guy Marineau, Spring/Summer 1988
Claude Montana and models by Guy Marineau, 1979
Claude Montana and models by Guy Marineau, 1979
Gilles DeCamps, Claude Montana, 1991
Gilles DeCamps, Claude Montana, 1991
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue, 1984

Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue, 1984

Claude Montana, Blazer, photographed by Nadir, 1992
Claude Montana, Blazer, photographed by Nadir, 1992
Emma Sjorberg for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Emma Sjorberg for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Claude Montana, Ensemble, in Vogue America, 1983
Claude Montana, Ensemble, in Vogue America, 1983
Jean Larivière for Claude Montana, photographed by Steven Lyon, Spring/Summer 1989
Jean Larivière for Claude Montana, photographed by Steven Lyon, Spring/Summer 1989
Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1987
Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1987
Claude Montana, Ensemble, 1980s, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Claude Montana, Ensemble, 1980s, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1983
Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1983
Susan Holmes in Claude Montana Ensemble, photographed by Tyen for Vogue, 1991
Susan Holmes in Claude Montana Ensemble, photographed by Tyen for Vogue, 1991
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Marco Glaviano for Harper's Bazaar, 1986
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Marco Glaviano for Harper's Bazaar, 1986
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Vogue America, 1986
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Vogue America, 1986
Claude Montana Fashion Show, photographed by Guy Marineau, Fall/Winter 1988
Claude Montana Fashion Show, photographed by Guy Marineau, Fall/Winter 1988
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by David Seidner for Vogue America, 1989
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by David Seidner for Vogue America, 1989
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue Amercia, 1982
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue Amercia, 1982
Heather Stewart-Whyte for Claude Montana Fashion Show, 1994
Heather Stewart-Whyte for Claude Montana Fashion Show, 1994
Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1992
Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1992
Linda Evangelista for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1992
Linda Evangelista for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1992
Claude Montana, Smoking, Fall/Winter 1988, Palais Galliera, Paris
Claude Montana, Smoking, Fall/Winter 1988, Palais Galliera, Paris
Linda Evangelista for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1992
Linda Evangelista for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1992
Jenny Howorth for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1988
Jenny Howorth for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1988
Amber Valetta for Claude Montana, photographed by Tyen, Fall/Winter 1992
Amber Valetta for Claude Montana, photographed by Tyen, Fall/Winter 1992
Kirsten McMenany for Claude Montana, Spring/Summer 1991
Kirsten McMenany for Claude Montana, Spring/Summer 1991
Gilles Decamps, Claude Montana, 1990s
Gilles Decamps, Claude Montana, 1990s
Clait Atkinson for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1984
Clait Atkinson for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1984
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1987
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1987
Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1993
Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1993
Claude Montana Fashion Show, photographed by Guy Marineau, Fall/Winter 1988
Claude Montana Fashion Show, photographed by Guy Marineau, Fall/Winter 1988
Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1987
Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1987
Claude Montana, Dress, 1983, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Claude Montana, Dress, 1983, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Claude Montana, Advertisement, in Vogue, 1987
Claude Montana, Advertisement, in Vogue, 1987
Axelle Doue Mikli for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1990

Axelle Doue Mikli for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1990

Betty Lago for Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1988

Betty Lago for Claude Montana Campaign, Fall/Winter 1988

Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1987
Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1987
Linda Evangelista for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994
Linda Evangelista for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994