One must be unique and distinctive to be irreplaceable and fashion designers are the ones who have helped people find their style and aesthetic to be different and distinguishable. The fashion industry has been ruled and modified through many centuries by many people but the following 10 are the legends who defined the world of fashion in a whole new manner.
1. Coco Chanel
The great fashion designer Gabrielle Bonheur Coco Chanel was born in Saumur, France on 19th August 1883. She was an immensely gifted fashion designer with a practical approach and a sense of freedom. She is famous for her simple and eternal designs, ‘little black dresses’ that are comfortable for women and introducing a sporty and casual style that was ladylike and elegant at the same time. Her first perfume Chanel No. 5 was a great success and a vital add-on in fashion. The world can never thank the illustrious French Designer for her undeniable contributions in the fashion industry. She died at her apartment on 10th January 1971. Time Magazine added her name in the list of 100 most significant people of 20th Century.
2. Ralph Lauren
The multi Billionaire designer Ralph Lauren was born in New York City on 14th October 1939. He styles immense designer clothing for women, men, children and also magnificent houseware. In 1970, he introduced the polo logo short sleeved t-shirt that is a must-have for everyone till today. Ralph Lauren is the one who designed suits for women in prime men’s style. He has an immense obsession for cars which have also been exhibited in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
3. Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani, the successful billionaire fashion designer was born on 11th October 1934. He started his company in 1975 named ‘Armani’ and after great achievement; in 2001 he was applauded as the most successful fashion designer. In addition, standards of men wear clothing was set by the living legend Giorgio Armani for other designers in the industry. He is famous for his perfectly tailored men-wear collection all over the world. He banned male models with less than 18 Body Mass Index to set parameters for body image.
4. Karl Lagerfeld
Born on 10th of September, 1933, Karl Otto Lagerfeld is a famous artist, known for his photography and dress designing. Karl is a German artist and works as the creative director at Chanel and Fendi as well as his own fashion house. He has also collaborated with famous brands as H&M and Diesel and worked as a photographer in top class magazines like Bazar and Vogue. He is known for his style all around the world that is his white hair, black sunglasses, and his signature fingerless gloves.
5. Donatella Versace
Donatella Francesca Versace is an Italian designer born on 2nd May 1955 in Milan, Italy. She is the Vice President and Chief Designer of the Versace group. Donatella is a top female fashion designer known for her versatility and sense of style, her brand Versace has taken the fashion industry by storm and Donatella gave Versace vast fame and massive reputation in the fashion industry. Moreover, she was really close to her brother Gianni Versace who started a perfume line named after her called ‘Blonde’ which was taken over by Donatella after his murder. Versace is known for the fabulous collection of clothing, fragrances, houseware, and other accessories.
6. Christian Dior
The classical French fashion designer Christian Dior was born on 21st January 1905 in Granville, France. He is known as one of the world’s top fashion designer and founded the fashion house ‘Christian Dior’ that is now all around the world. His “New Look” silhouette changed the core of fashion and started a new era of style after World War II. He introduced fashion that depicted women empowerment and feminism. Christian transformed the way women dressed in his iconic dresses and suits. He died due to a heart attack at the age of 52.
7. Calvin Klien
Calvin Richard Klein was born on 19th November 1942 in New York City. After working in different shops of New York City for five years, this American fashion designer launched his first jeans line and after great work and effort, he was able to launch his own company named Calvin Klien Inc. In 1968 the brand got fame and renown all around the world due to his creative style. Other than clothing, this brand is also known for watches, jewelry, and fragrances. The brand’s signature tight fit jeans line was launched in 1974 and without a doubt was a great success and earned a hundred thousand dollars in just one week. He changed the style to classic, simple and fashionable coat and suit for men instead of a bohemian style dressing.
8. Tom Ford
Tom Carlyle Ford was born on August 27, 1961, in Austin, Texas. He launched his own luxury brand in 2006 after working at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent as Creative Director. Further, he is famous for his high-end designs and high-class fashion clothing. His designs for men wear took over the fashion industry and he was awarded the Best International Designer award in 2000.
9. Marc Jacobs
Born in 1963 in New York, Marc Jacobs took over the fashion industry with his bold designs and classy pieces. Further, he has never failed to astonish fashion fans around the globe with his one-of-a-kind designs. Time magazine has added his name in the list of ‘100 most influential people in the world’. He worked as a creative designer at Louis Vuitton before launching his own brand.
10. Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent was born on 1st August 1936 in Oran, French Algeria. He was a student of Christian Dior who got to the heights of fame due to his talent, creativity and influential fashion sense and was considered as an inspiration in the fashion industry. He designed trendy suits for women inspired by men wear that was a symbol of power and were elegant at the same time to support women empowerment. Yves designed smoking jackets for men and ‘ready-to-wear’ clothing line that was a one of its kind concept at the time. Furthermore, he is considered as the finest and inspiring designer in the fashion industry.
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