The most influential fashion designers of the world with the help of their own talents form whole fashionable empires that set the tone of the fashion world for decades. Below is a list of the ten most famous fashion designers in the world, who have formed a modern fashion.
Donatella Versace (born May 2, 1955) is a famous Italian fashion designer, the younger sister of the founder of Versace fashion house Gianni Versace. After the murder of the great designer in 1997, Donatella inherited 20% of the shares becoming vice president and chief designer of the company. His first collection was presented a year and three days after his brother’s death in July 1998, proving that the future of the Versace fashion house is in good hands.
Donna Karan (born October 2, 1948) is an American famous fashion designer, creator of the world-famous brands Donna Karan and DKNY. His first collection of clothes for women Seven Easy Pieces (“Seven simple things”), which later became legendary and glorified Donna, introduced in 1985. The unique concept of this collection was that every woman should include in her basic wardrobe seven things that are irreplaceable for her. As Donna, herself says, she never tried to create luxurious outfits – her clothes are for everyone.
Eighth place in the list of the top ten most famous fashion designers in the world is occupied by Kelvin Richard Klein (born November 19, 1942) – a rather scandalous American fashion designer, the founder of Calvin Klein Inc, is considered one of the founders of the “Unisex” style. Kelvin the first in the world began to represent on the catwalks and sell expensive “designer jeans”, which subsequently made him famous.
Thomas Carlisle Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American best fashion designer, director and screenwriter. Gained recognition in the fashion industry, both from the general public and from colleagues during his tenure as director of design (later creative director) at Gucci. Also known for staging the film-nominee for the Oscar – “Lonely Man.” In 2006, he founded his own brand called Tom Ford, which produces men’s clothing, glasses and accessories.
Pierre Cardin (born July 2, 1922) is one of the most famous fashion designers of Italian origin, known as the most influential designer in the history of fashion. Pierre Cardin is known for his avant-garde style, he preferred abstract, geometric forms often ignored women’s lines. He owns several restaurants in New York, Beijing, London, he also owns the castle Lacoste in the department of Vaucluse. In 1950, he founded his own fashion house and patented more than 500 inventions, including high boots, colored stockings, mini sarafans, and so on.
Ralph Lauren (born October 14, 1939) – American fashion designer, philanthropist and businessman, one of the richest people in the world (his fortune is estimated at 7.5 billion dollars). He was awarded the title “Legend of American Fashion”. In 1967, he founded the company Polo Ralph Lauren, and in 1968 he issued his first collection of men’s clothing. Since 1971 began to design women’s clothing line. Under the brand name, Ralph Lauren also produces interior items, accessories, perfumes and pet products.
On the fourth line in the ranking of 10 most famous fashion designers of the world is Christian Dior (January 21, 1905 – October 23, 1957) – French fashion designer, the founder of the fashion house Christian Dior, which is among the ten most expensive clothing brands in the world. His first collection of clothes, called New Look, which brought the designer worldwide fame and revolutionized the world of postwar fashion, Christian presented February 12, 1947.
Yves Henri Dona Mathieu Saint Laurent (August 1, 1936 – June 1, 2008) is a famous French fashion designer, the founder of the fashion house Yves Saint Laurent (Saint Laurent Paris). He introduced the elements of men’s wardrobe into women’s fashion – leather coats, boots on the thigh and tuxedos. The first in the world began to use in their shows black mannequins. Throughout his life, Yves Saint Laurent suffered from depression and other mental illnesses. He often underwent treatment in a psychiatric clinic. He died of brain cancer at his residence in Paris.
Giorgio Armani (born 11 July 1934) is a famous Italian fashion designer, the founder of Giorgio Armani SpA. With a fortune of 8.5 billion dollars is one of the richest people in Italy. His first collection of clothes presented in 1974. Since the beginning of the 80’s it produces perfumes, accessories, watches and jewelry. Is co-owner of the hotel, which occupies from 1 to 39th floor of the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
Coco Chanel (August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971) – a famous French fashion designer, perhaps the most important figure in the history of fashion of the XX century, the founder of the fashion house Chanel. It introduced a fitted jacket and a small, strict black dress into the fashion of women. In 1921 she created the perfume “Chanel No. 5”, which became a sign in the whole world and are used to this day. Koko’s influence was so strong that Time Magazine included it in the list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, the only representative of the fashion world in the rating.