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Jesus Del Pozo was a Spanish fashion designer born in Madrid in 1946. Opening his first boutique in 1974, Del Pozo was embarking on his career at the same time as Spain was beginning to transition from the dictatorship of Franco to democracy. The change in politics coincided with a change in social values now described as La Movida. Del Pozo, as an artist and designer, played an important part in this "Movement" and was regarded as a key influence in the modernization of Spanish style.
From his boutique on Almirante Street—a hub of the cultural vanguard in Madrid—Del Pozo took inspiration from the past and married it with his own unique personal vision to move fashion forward in Spain. While not forgetting the lessons of past Spanish masters of couture, such as Cristobal Balenciaga, Del Pozo sought the individual beauty of a possible creation and how to present it without gimmicks or unnecessary embellishments. A 2010 quote sums up his philosophy: "I love women and I love promoting the positive. I do not want uniformity. It is important that each person brings something of his personality, so I try to do flexible and adaptive fashion." An "intellectual" designer whose thoughtful approach included research and discussion, many have likened his designs to art, in particular sculpture, moreso than fashion.