Thursday, October 25, 2007

The more you know....about designers


Did you know that Hugo Boss was responsible for making the outfits of both the soldiers and higher ups in the Nazi regime? True story.

"The all-black uniform of the Nazi Schutzstaffel paramilitary force from 1932 until 1945 was designed by SS-Oberf├╝hrer Prof. Dr. Karl Diebitsch and Walter Heck (graphic designer) and made by the Hugo Boss company, some workers being prisoners of war forced into labor."-Washington Post Staff Writer Robin Givhan's article: "Zwangsarbeit in Metzingen (Forced Work in Metzingen)"

Who knew?

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