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Margit Brandt

Margit Brandt

(1945 – 2011)

  • Your sense of design was wonderful, you were an inspiration when I was younger. RIP.
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Margit Brandt

Margit Brandt
(1945 – 2011)

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Margit Brandt

(1945 – 2011)
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About Margit
This is an online obituary dedicated to Margit Brandt. Margit Brandt graduated from Margretheskolen, Københavns Tilskærerakademi, and completed an apprenticeship in tailoring. She started her international career in 1965 as an apprentice in Paris with the grand master of the time French fashion designer Pierre Balmain. Margit Brandt's inventiveness and confident style won her recognition and in 1966 she continued her career in the couture house of Louis Feraud on Rue du Fauborg Saint Honore. In 1966 she married Erik Brandt, who was working with the French company Mendes (owned by the nephew of the former French president Pierre Mendes France), which produced prêt-a-porter for Lanvin, Guy La Roche, Yves
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Saint Laurent and many others. The marriage would be the catalyst for one of the most successful Scandinavian designer couples. The Brandts returned to Denmark shortly after they got married and in 1966 Margit Brandt introduced her own collection at the Copenhagen Fashion Fair under the B-age label. In the eyes of her contemporaries this was a line of unprecedentedly short and close-fitting designs, but the collection immediately grabbed the interest of an otherwise neglected age group between teenagers and "genteel" ladies. B-age became the essence of fashion for the first generation of young women in Scandinavia.
Soon Margit and Erik were producing everything from ladies fashion to lingerie, furs, sportswear,
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watches, personal care products, household articles and accessories. The trendsetting designs found their way to the showrooms of Harrods, Bendels, Takashimaya, Saks and Bloomingdales, a wide network of own label stores sprung up across the world from London, Paris and Barcelona to Tokyo, San Francisco and New York. Erik had a nose for branding and self promotion, one year the staff at the fashion fair were replaced by a red telephone with a direct line to head office. Buyers could simply call in their orders if they wanted to buy anything.
As jetsetters the couple developed an eccentric group of friends based in and around the famous New York club Studio 54 where they developed close friendships with the
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likes of Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Diana Vreeland and Truman Capote.
Margit Brandt died on the 24th October 2011. This is an online memorial dedicated to her life and career. May she rest in peace.
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Margit Brandt

This is an online obituary dedicated to Margit Brandt. Margit Brandt graduated from Margretheskolen, Københavns Tilskærerakademi, and completed an apprenticeship in tailoring. She started her international career in 1965 as an apprentice in Paris with the grand master of the time French fashion designer Pierre Balmain. Margit Brandt's inventiveness and confident style won her recognition and in 1966 she continued her career in the couture house of Louis Feraud on Rue du Fauborg Saint Honore. In 1966 she married Erik Brandt, who was working with the French company Mendes (owned by the nephew of the former French president Pierre Mendes France), which produced prêt-a-porter for Lanvin, Guy La Roche, Yves...

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