The top 20 famous fashion designers

Fashion designers are the people who not only design clothes but also design dreams. The list for the best fashion designers is created based on the success and fame earned by a designer. The following list consists of the names of the most 20  famous and incredible designers in the world. Here, in this article, we’re going to be sharing the top most amazing designers we all know.

The top 20 famous fashion designers

Coco Chanel

Born as Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel Bonheur, Coco Chanel is probably the most influential fashion designer of all time and was the only one of her guild to make it into the "List of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century" published in Time Magazine. Functional, simple designs that put an end to the constricting clothing fashion (e.g. corsets) of the turn of the century characterized the women's fashion of the founder of the well-known brand Chanel. In addition, Coco Chanel created many timeless fashion classics such as B. the "little black dress".

Giorgio Armani

The Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani, born on July 11, 1934 in Piacenza, shaped men's fashion for decades with his clear, tailor-made lines and is a living legend in the fashion world. Stylish, elegantly tailored suits in muted colors are his trademark, and he also regularly designs women's clothing. With about 7 billion euros in assets, he is one of the richest men in Italy and runs over 2,000 stores in over 60 countries.


Gianni Versace

The Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, born on December 2, 1946 in Reggio Calabria and murdered in Miami Beach on July 15, 1997, was already a legend during his lifetime and was considered a bird of paradise in the fashion world. Striking patterns and bright colors were his trademark, and he kept making headlines with his unconventional material compositions - for example, he combined jute with silk or crepe de chine with leather. He was also the first to put on jeans on the catwalk. During his lifetime he was considered the great opponent of Giorgio Armani, who had taken a completely different "fashionable course".


Christian Dior

Born on January 21st, this French fashion designer became known for the distinctive silhouette of his fashion. A narrow waist, a figure-hugging top and swinging characterized the so-called “New Look”, wide skirts made of fine materials. Accessories such as long gloves and wagon wheel hats put the finishing touches on the "new look". With its lavish, luxurious designs, Dior ended the barren fashion of the war years and revolutionized the way women dressed after World War II.


Yves Saint Laurent

Born as Yves Henry Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent on August 1st, 1936 in Oran, Algeria, died on June 1st, 2008 in Paris, it considered this French fashion designer a “revolutionary” of his guild during his lifetime. Saint Laurents designed his first collections for Christian Dior's company, putting an end to the typical Dior silhouette - the necessity to wear a wasp waist, the padding on the chest and shoulders without sacrificing the splendor typical of Dior. His collections, which he soon brought out under his own name, were often considered scandalous when they were released, but were then adapted by the rest of the fashion world - so he took it. B. was the first to use transparent fabrics and thus created the so-called “nude look” that can still be seen on the world's catwalks today. He also popularized new fashion trends such as the beatnik look or the androgynous look and created classics such as “Le Smoking”, which became one of the fashion accessories of the women's movement in the 1960s.


Pierre Cardin

The Frenchman, born in Italy in 1922, is one of the main exponents of fashionable futurism and is considered one of the most influential contemporary designers. At the beginning of his career he also worked for Dior, where he played a key role in shaping the "New Look". He has been marketing his avant-garde designs under his own name since the 1950s and quickly became famous in this time, which was fascinated by the future. Cardin was also a pioneer personally and commercially: He was the first fashion designer to design high-quality ready-to-wear clothing (prêt-à-porter) for the mass market and was also the first major designer to bring out an independent line for men. In addition, he was the first to introduce the license system that is common today, through which he could design products for a wide variety of licensees (e.g. Aldi).


Jean-Paul Gaultier

The French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, born in 1952, was considered an enfant terrible of the French fashion scene at an early age. He often designed eccentric, barely wearable fashion, which he often presented at happenings. He liked to use unusual models for the fashion business, such as tattooed or overweight women. While his haute couture designs are both playful and strictly formal, pop culture often inspired his ready-to-wear fashion. He also designed the costumes for many films such as “The Fifth Element” or the “City of Lost Children”. He was also responsible for many pop star outfits, such as the daring, eccentric look of Madonna on her “Blonde Ambition Tour” in 1990.


Tom Ford

Tom Ford, born in Austin Texas in 1961, is one of the most famous fashion designers of today. Initially creative director at Gucci, after Gucci took over Yves Saint Laurent, he handled the product lines of both fashion houses. In 2003 he founded his own label "Tom Ford", which focuses on accessories and exclusive men's clothing. His sunglasses in particular have since achieved cult status in the fashion world. Besides his work as a fashion designer, Tom Ford also works as a film director.


Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld, born on September 10, 1933, nicknamed Modezar, has been an artistic director at Chanel since 1983 and played a key role in the rejuvenation of the fashion brand. In addition, Karl Lagerfeld started his own label “Karl Lagerfeld” in 1984, which was soon bought up and changed hands several times in the following years. I.a. Lagerfeld also cooperated with Quelle in the 1980s and offered a women's collection in the Quelle catalog. In addition, Lagerfeld returned to Chloe as chief designer from 1992 to 1997. In 2005 he caused a sensation through a collaboration with the Swedish fashion discounter H&M, for whom he was the first well-known designer to create a women's and men's collection, each with 10 individual pieces, as well as a perfume.


Calvin Klein

Calvin Richard Klein, born on November 19, 1942, is an American fashion designer who has made a name for himself primarily with designer underwear. Calvin Klein's trademark is timeless, modern fashion with clear lines - usually monochrome. The name Calvin Klein became known through a sometimes daring advertising campaign for jeans in the 1980s, for which a.o. Brooke Shields posed as a teenager. Klein is also considered being a pioneer of high-priced designer underwear - an advertising campaign with Mark Wahlberg in particular caused a sensation in the early 1990s. Many other products are marketed under the name "Calvin Klein" - such as B. Perfumes and watches - most of which are manufactured under license.


Donna Karan

She revolutionized the clothing style of many women by creating a system of different basic clothing items, the so-called essentials.


Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer and is considered one of the most innovative contemporary designers. I.a. his Cavalli Jeans line has been worn by many celebrities, such as B. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, or Elton John.


Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood is an English fashion designer and made a significant contribution to popularizing punk in mainstream culture. She is considered one of the leading minds in fashion made in England.


Christian Lacroix

Lacroix is considered being one of the most important designers of today, even if he does not work for the company he founded and his heyday was a few years ago. Lacroix was known among others. For his opulently elegant robes in light, colorful fabrics. He also brought out ready-to-wear collections for women, a sportswear line, an accessories line and a home accessories collection. He also worked as a costume designer for theater, opera and ballet.


Dolce & Gabbana

The Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are founders of the fashion company Dolce & Gabbana and create clothes, shoes and accessories for both sexes under different fashion lines. I.a. the luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana became known as an outfitter for various pop stars - e. B. Madonna, Missy Elliot, Kylie Minogue, and Beyonce.


Miuccia Prada

Miuccia Prada is co-owner of the Prada fashion house and one of the company's creative minds. She is known for her minimalist designs that combine traditional style with modern influences.


Alexander McQueen

The now deceased (suicide) British fashion designer was considered one of the new hopes in the fashion sky and had long held the reputation of the "enfant terrible" of the British fashion scene. The British designer became known for his wild, sometimes scandalous fashion shows, which were always technically complex and perfectly choreographed. On these there were, inter alia. To see bloodied models, or even McQueen's bare bum. His style was characterized by futuristic and dark-morbid elements. McQueen has also outfitted various celebrities, including z. B. for Kate Middleton, whose wedding dress he designed, which earned him a lot of attention.


Jil Sander

Jil Sander is an internationally known German fashion designer who specializes in high-priced and elegant fashion for women. Her love for minimalist designs and luxurious fabrics earned her the nickname “German Armani”.


Wolfgang Joop

Wolfgang Joop is a German fashion designer who, alongside Jil Sander and Karl Lagerfeld, is one of the few Germans who has achieved international renown in the fashion world. In the meantime, Joop is no longer for the JOOP! active but presents its collections at international fashion shows with its new label Wunderkind.


Tommy Hilfinger

The clothing line of the American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger enjoys extremely high popularity in mass culture.

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