ABC’s of Fashion Designers

Alexander McQueen

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He was a British fashion designer and couturier. He founded his own Alexander McQueen label in 1992. He sadly died in 2010 from an apparent suicide.

Betsey Johnson

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She is an American fashion designer famous for her “out of the box” designs. Her work is considered to be very colorful and whimsical.

Coco Chanel

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She was a French fashion designer who created the Chanel brand. Not only is she known for creating the chic brand, she popularized casual fashion for women in the post-World War 1 era.

Donatella Versace

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She is an Italian fashion designer associated with the Versace brand. At Versace, she is the chief designer. You can find her designs on runways all over the world.

Elsa Peretti

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She is a jewelry designer who has designed pieces for Tiffany & Co. which are displayed at the British Museum. Apart from designing fabulous pieces, she is a philanthropist and former model.

Felipe Oliveira Baptista

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He is a Portuguese fashion designer. As a graduate from Kingston University in London, he is highly educated in the field of fashion design. He has worked has been seen in stores like Colette and Galeries & Podium.

Giorgio Armani

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He is a highly popular and well respected Italian fashion designer. He is best known for pioneering red-carpet fashion. His work can be viewed on celebrities all around the world.

Hubert de Givenchy

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He is a French fashion designer who founded Givenchy in 1952. His work is absolutely incredible! Much of his fame and success can be attributed to his personal designings for Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy.

Isabel Marant

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She is a French fashion designer whose designs are one of a kind. She is best known for her bohemian aesthetic which translates to a very casual and simple look. You can find her designs worn by stars like Alexa Chung and Kate Moss.

Jimmy Choo

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He is a Malaysian fashion designer. His speciality is shoes and they are to-die-for! He is best known for co-founding Jimmy Choo which are worn by women all over the world.

Karl Lagerfeld

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He is a German creative director that is well known in the fashion world. He is the head creative director for Chanel, Fendi, and a variety of other well-known fashion labels. Through fashion related collaborations, he is able to show the world his passion for fashion!

Louis Vuitton

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He was a French fashion designer who is best known for founding Louis Vuitton. His designs can still be seen today on handbags and totes with a pricey price tag for the vintage goods.

Marc Jacobs

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He is a well known American fashion designer. He is best known for his contemporary American fashion looks. The start of his career was marked by him selling hand-knitted sweaters and in 1986 he launched his own label.

Nino Cerruti

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He is an Italian businessman who founded Cerruti. Over his fashion designing years, he offered womenswear and menswear. The Cerruti 1881 line was a luxury collection that you could find on runways all over the world. He is best known for his wool suits and eye for detail.

Oscar de la Renta

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He is a Domencian designer whose designs took the world by storm. He built an internationally recognized brand known for its attention to detail which allowed him to be in the forefront of fashion for almost 50 years.

Phoebe Philo

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She is a British fashion designer. From 2008-2018, she was the creative director of Céline. She is best known for her beautiful designs and she describes them as, “My relationship with fashion is playful,” Philo told Vogue in 2005, “and very expressive of what I’m feeling at the time.”

Mary Quant

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She was a British fashion designer and style icon. She is best known for being the designer that created ‘hot pants’ and the ‘mini skirt’. Quant encouraged the younger crowd to dress for themselves and not others.

Ralph Lauren

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He is an American fashion designer and business executive. He is best known for his multi billion dollar corporation called Ralph Lauren Corporation. Forbes estimated his wealth at $7.2 billion, which makes Ralph Lauren the 91st richest person in America.

Stella McCartney

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She is an English fashion designer. McCartney became interested in designing clothes at youth and became highly successful in her career. She is a firm supporter of animal rights and is known for her use of animal-free materials in her work.

Tom Ford

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He is an American fashion designer who is best known for his luxury brand called Tom Ford. His line encompasses shoes, cosmetics, and clothing and has earned him a net worth of 200 million dollars.

Daphne Guinness

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She is a British and Irish fashion designer and model. She is an heir of Irish brewer Arthur Guinness. Guinness designs fashion, jewelry, and perfume. She has even had her own line within the MAC cosmetics brand.

Valentino Garavani

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He is an Italian fashion designer best known as Valentino. Garavani’s lines include Valentino, Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma, and R.E.D. Valentino. You can find his designs on stars like Lady Gaga and Emma Watson.

Vera Wang

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She is an American fashion designer based in New York City. Upon graduation, she was hired as the youngest editor at Vogue. She is best known for her exquisite gowns that have been worn by Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump, Mariah Carey, and Victoria Beckham.

Xavier Delcour

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He is a European fashion designer that expresses his passion for rock culture through his designs. He was recognized for best menswear collection at the European Festival for Young Designers in Hyeres. His designs have been worn by celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson.

Yves Saint Laurent

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He was an Algerian-French fashion designer who was highly celebrated in the fashion industry. He is best known for introducing the tuxedo suits for women and his use of ethnically diverse models and cultural references. His designs can be seen on celebrities today.

Zegna

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Gildo Zegna is the chief executive officer of Ermenegildo Zegna. His brand is best known for it’s ready to wear, casual, and sportswear designs. Zenga has been credited with directing one of the group’s most extensive growth stages driven by international expansion.

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