影片对白 Oh, join
the club. That's what happens when you start doing well at work, darling. Let me
know when your whole life goes up in smoke. That means it's time for a
3. go up in smoke
想象一下，如果一个东西go up in smoke 会怎么样呢？这个东西就被完全毁坏了。Go up in smoke 的意思就是"To be
utterly destroyed (by fire)"，它既指某物被火完全毁坏，例如：The whole house went up in smoke.
也可以引申为"某事被彻底破坏"，例如：All his plans have gone up in smoke.
这个表达也写做go up in flames。
时装设计师 Christian Dior 和 John
1. Christian Dior
Christian Dior (1905-1957) was a fashion designer
who changed the look of women's clothing and gave the post-World War II French
fashion industry a new feminine look.
Christian Dior, son of a wealthy Norman manufacturer of chemicals and
fertilizer, wanted to be an architect, but his family insisted he enter the
diplomatic service. He prepared for a diplomatic career at the Ecole des
Sciences Politiques but abandoned diplomacy in 1928 and became an art dealer.
Illness forced him to give up that business in 1934, and when he returned to
Paris a year later, it was as a fashion illustrator - first of hats, later of
"The New Look"
In 1946, when World War II cloth rationing was lifted, Dior opened his own
salon. In the spring of 1947 the success of his first collection, called the
"New Look," propelled him to the top of the French fashion industry. His
idealized, ultrafeminine silhouette featured tiny waists; long, full skirts;
padded busts; and rounded shoulders. Everything was made exquisitely of the best
materials available. The New Look changed the shape of women's clothing and
lifted the French fashion industry out of the doldrums. For this feat a grateful
French government awarded him the Legion of Honor.
His successive collections (including the "H-Line" in 1954 and the "A-Line"
in 1955) continued to be popular, and throughout the 1950s the fashion world
looked to Paris and Dior for inspiration and style. He expanded his company into
eight firms and sixteen associate firms in twenty-four countries, reportedly
grossing some $20 million a year. His Dior label went on jewelry, scarves, men's
ties, furs, stockings, gloves, and ready-to-wear clothing.
After his death the House of Dior continued under other designers, including
his protégé Yves St. Laurent until 1960, then Marc Bohan.
2. John Rocha
John Rocha (born 23 August 1953, Hong Kong) is an Irish
fashion designer of Chinese and Portuguese descent. He moved to Ireland after he
graduated from the Croydon School of Art, London.
Know for his hand-crafting, beading and apliquée to garments, Rocha first
established a name for with his Chinatown label in Dublin in the 1980s. In 1993
he was named British Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.
He currently runs his own "John Rocha", "John Rocha Jeans", "Rocha John
Rocha" and "John Rocha Jewellery" labels alongside a diffusion clothing,
homewear and accessories label for Debenhams. Rocha also designed the interior
of the Morrison Hotel in Dublin.