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All Famous Fashion Designers From Armani to Yamamoto

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Famous Fashion DesignersBorn/DiedFromFamous for (Year of Creation)Fabrics, styles and shapes
Armani, Giorgio1934ItalyMen’s Suits (from 1961), “Emporio Armani” (1981)simple, minimalist elegance with rich fabrics. One of the most famous fashion designers
Audigier, Christian1958-2015FranceEd Hardy collection, trucker fashion, baseball capswild, often with tattoo + snake adornments
Baldessarini, Werner1945AustriaHugo Boss collections (from 1975)casual, conventional, dynamic and exclusive
Benetton, Luciano1935ItalyWool knitwear made of natural wool (1965), ” United Colors “colorful, young, hip and playful
Biagiotti, Laura1943ItalyCashmere Collection (1974), Prêt-a-porter collectionscashmere, soft fabrics, feminine fashion
Bogner, Willy1942GermanyGerman alpine skier, famous for films and sport collectionsporty and chic ski, tennis, beachwear, as well as leather
Boss, Hugo1885-1948GermanyShirts, underwear, work clothes, uniforms (from 1924)characterized by head designer Baldessarini (see above) since 1975
Burberry, Thomas1835-1926GBWeatherproof, breathable trench coat (1880)Plaid, British-style, stylish, exclusive, reserved
Burton, Sarah1974GBWomen’s collection for Alexander McQueen (2000), wedding dress for Kate Middleton (2011)combines traditional fabrics and lace with modern designs
Chanel, Coco1883-1971FranceThe little black dress (1926), twin set, Chanel No. 5 (1921)timelessly elegant, casual, functional, black and white
Cerruti, Nino1930ItalyHitman men’s collection (1957), Knitwear (1963)classic, timeless elegance in quality fabrics
de la Renta, Oscar1932-2014Dom. Rep.Wedding dress for George Clooney’s bride Amal Alamuddin. Designed for First Ladies & celebritiesextravagant dresses, elegant everyday clothes
Dior, Christian1905-1957FranceNew Look collection (1947), Tulip and A-line collection (50s)elegant dresses and skirts, feminine, narrow waists
Ford, Tom1961USAHead designer of Gucci, hipster from the 90smainly fashionable and high quality men’s collections
Galliano, John1960GibraltarDior’s chief designer, Princess Lucretia collection (1993)extravagant, opulent, ostentatious
Garavani Valentino1932ItalyCustom tailoring for celebrities, Cocktail Dresses (50)elegant, extravagant designs in red, white, black
Gaultier, Jean Paul1952FranceCollection in Paris (1976), haute couture + prêt-a-portermarkedly provocative, considered an “enfant terrible”
Gucci, Guccio1881-1953ItalyRiding fashion in leather (1922), Jewelry + Design (from 1938)exotic luxury in leather, hemp, linen and bamboo
Hilfiger, Tommy1951USAPurchased, redesigned, then resold jeans and bell bottoms (70s)sporty casual in US colors blue, white and red
Jacquard, J. Mary1752-1834FranceInventor of the mechanical Jacquard loom (1805)First weaving and textile designs, sample collections
Joop, Wolfgang1944GermanyFur collection (1978) and JOOP! Ladies collection (1982)Lifestyle design for fashion, jewelry, eyewear, perfume
Karan, Donna1948USADesigner at Anne Klein, first women’s clothing collection in 1985modern, urban designs for women
Klein, Calvin1942USAMen ‘s underwear, Calvin’s jeans, “Obsession”simple, minimalist, monochrome-subtle, flowing satin
Lacoste, René1904-1996FranceFormer French professional tennis player, “le crocodile”, white polo shirtonly white till the 50s, later colored with a green crocodile. One of the most famous fashion designers
Lacroix, Christian1951FranceReady-to-wear collection (80s), “le pouf” skirtcombination of old and new, large patterns, colorful & flowery
Lagerfeld, Karl1933GermanyWool overcoat (1955), creative director at Chanel, Fendi and Chloéexclusive, but also some young, reasonably priced lines
Lang, Helmut1956AustriaWomen’s collection (1986), minimalist hi-tech fabricssober, purist, nylon + rubber, black & white
Lauren, Ralph1939USATies (1967), Marco Polo collection (1970)sporty elegance, “college look” in sumptuous fabrics
Louboutin, Christian1964FranceHigh heeled shoes with signature shiny red solesfancy shoe and bag designs
McQueen, Alexander1969-2010GBJack-the-Ripper collection (1992) creative director at Givenchyprovocative and extravagant, with latex, piercing and beads
Missoni, Ottavio1921-2013Italy/ CroatiaZigzag pattern, knitwear in bright colorsseductive, sporty knit creations
Miyake, Issey1938JapanDesigner for Laroche + Givenchy women’s collectionstechnoid, colorful silk fabrics and lightweight polyester
Prada, Miuccia1949ItalyLuxury leather goods, handbag collection made of nylonsimple, minimalist, innovative, latex, satin, plastic
Saint Laurent, Yves
1936-2008FrancePantsuit / trouser suit for women, the so-called Le Smoking (1966), cocktail dresses, sheer topsat first black, later also colorful, transparent fabrics, jerseys
Quant, Mary
1934GBMini skirt (1962), patterned and colored tights, wet collection in PVCsimple forms with revolutionary materials such as PVC. One of the famous fashion designers that emerged in the sixties
Sander, Jil1943GermanyOnion- or layered-look (1976), cosmetics linetimelessly elegant, minimalist
Savini, Gaetano1909-1987ItalyHaute Couture for men’s suits, founder of ” Brioni “simple, extravagant elegance, modern and casual
Smith, Sir Paul1946GBMen’s Suits, ties, accessories, 13 model linesclassic elegance, colorful, witty details
Strehle Gabriele1951GermanyPrêt-à-porter label “Strenesse” (1995)straightforward, unfussy, understated patterns, black + grey
Takada Kenzo1940JapanJungle Japonaise label (since 1970),colorful, cheerful, unconventional pattern combinations
Versace, Donatella1955ItalySister of Gianni, Prêt-à-Porter collection (1997)glamorous, glitzy, sexy
Versace, Gianni1946-1997ItalyLadies line (70s), “Complice” leather collectionsexy, skin-tight, short skirts, flashy colors and patterns
Vuitton, Louis1821-1892FranceSuitcases, bags and luggage (from 1854)innovative, practical design in high quality
Westwood, Vivienne1941GBQueen of Punk, “Pirates Collection” (1981)shrill, radical, vinyl & leather, often plaid
Yamamoto Yohji1943JapanFashion label “Y’s” (1972), women’s collection Y’stimeless, elegant, futuristic, androgynous, black and white

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