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, Ensemble, photographed by David Seidner for Vogue America, 1989
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by David Seidner for Vogue America, 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
Annelisse Seubert for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Tyen, 1992
Annelisse Seubert for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Tyen, 1992
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
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 show, 1984
Claude Montana show, 1984
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 Ghauri for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1994
Yasmeen Ghauri for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1994
Claude Montana, photographed by Francois Lamy, Vogue Italia, 1978
Claude Montana, photographed by Francois Lamy, Vogue Italia, 1978
Claude Montana, Ensembles, L'Officiel Paris, 1979
Claude Montana, Ensembles, L'Officiel Paris, 1979
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1988
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1988
Linda Evengelsita in Claude Montana, photographed by Peter Lindberg, Fall/Winter 1992
Linda Evengelsita in 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 Holmes for Claude Montana, photographed by Tyen, 1991
Susan Holmes 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
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, photographed by David Seidner, Fall/Winter 1989
Claude Montana Campaign, photographed by David Seidner, 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
Linda Springs for Claude Montana campaign, Fall/Winter 1983/84
Linda Springs for Claude Montana campaign, Fall/Winter 1983/84
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 coat, photographed by Bill King, Vogue US, 1984
Claude Montana coat, photographed by Bill King, Vogue US, 1984
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
Anne Rohart in Claude Montana Fashion Show, photographed by Guy Marineau, Fall/Winter 1988
Anne Rohart in Claude Montana Fashion Show, photographed by Guy Marineau, Fall/Winter 1988
Claude Montana dress by Paolo Roversi, 1986
Claude Montana dress by Paolo Roversi, 1986
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue Amercia, 1982
Claude Montana, Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue Amercia, 1982
Claude Montana for Ferrer y Sentis, L'Officiel Paris, 1978
Claude Montana for Ferrer y Sentis, L'Officiel Paris, 1978
Angelica Kalio for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1992
Angelica Kalio for 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
Claude Montana for Gibo - L'Officiel magazine, 1970s
Claude Montana for Gibo - L'Officiel magazine, 1970s
Kirsten McMenany for Claude Montana, photographed by David Seidner, Spring/Summer 1991
Kirsten McMenany for Claude Montana, photographed by David Seidner, Spring/Summer 1991
Gilles Decamps, Claude Montana, 1990s
Gilles Decamps, Claude Montana, 1990s
Claire Atkinson for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1984
Claire 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, Fur Coat, Fall/Winter 1993
Claude Montana, Fur Coat, Fall/Winter 1993
Anneliese Seubert for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1993
Anneliese Seubert for 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
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1987
Jenny Howarth for Claude Montana, photographed by Paolo Roversi, Fall/Winter 1987
Anne Rohart for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1986
Anne Rohart for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1986
Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi,  1987
Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 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
Cathy Gallagher for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1987
Cathy Gallagher for 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
Carla Bruni for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall-Winter 1991-92
Carla Bruni for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall-Winter 1991-92
Claire Atkinson for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall-Winter 1987
Claire Atkinson for Claude Montana Fashion Show, Fall-Winter 1987
Anne Rohart for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1986
Anne Rohart for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1986
Ludmila Malahova in Claude Montana, photographed by Jean-François Jonvelle, ELEE, 1990
Ludmila Malahova in Claude Montana, photographed by Jean-François Jonvelle, ELEE, 1990
Karen Mulder for Claude Montana Fashion Show, 1996
Karen Mulder for Claude Montana Fashion Show, 1996
Linda Spierings for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1985
Linda Spierings for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1985
Claude Montage coat, photographed by Mario Testino, 1992
Claude Montage coat, photographed by Mario Testino, 1992
Anne Rohart for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1986
Anne Rohart for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1986
Anne Rohart for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1986
Anne Rohart for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1986
Linda Spierings for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1985
Linda Spierings for Claude Montana campaign, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1985
Claude Montana coat, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1994
Claude Montana coat, photographed by Paolo Roversi, 1994
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