Anyone who has ever flipped through the pages of the fashion magazines will know the Pradas, the Laurens, the Armanis, the Vuittons and the DGs of the fashion diaspora. These designers, who dominate world runways, ramps and the wardrobes of the rich and the elite, are the biggest names in fashion. Sure, the clothes they design are iconic. But what truly makes them a brand name to reckon with is the style, panache and the sheer passion with which they fashion a cloth. Oozing refinement and sophistication, these designers are responsible for making everyone — from page three celebs and movie stars to entrepreneurs and first ladies of the land, look good and turn heads. They are the ones who kick off a trend, who tell you what is in vogue and what is a passé. Their designed dresses are not merely apparels but a way of life. Possibly that justifies the exorbitant price that comes tagged with every garment. If you too vie for a slice of la dolce vita, then reading their inspiring biographies of America's famous fashion designers and exploring their timeline, trivia, and facts would answer your questions on why these designers are considered as high and mighty of fashion.
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Kylie JennerKylie Jenner
10 August 1997
Model, Reality Star

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986
Actress, Fashion Designer

Nicole RichieNicole Richie
21 September 1981
Fashion Designer

Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962
Fashion designer

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Mossimo GiannulliMossimo Giannulli
04 June 1963
Fashion Designer

Ralph LaurenRalph Lauren
14 October 1939
Fashion Designer

Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo
08 May 1992
Kimora Lee SimmonsKimora Lee Simmons
04 May 1975
Model, Entrepreneur

Tommy HilfigerTommy Hilfiger
24 March 1951
Fashion Designer
Tom FordTom Ford
27 August 1961
American fashion designer

Mena SuvariMena Suvari
13 February 1979

Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956

Calvin KleinCalvin Klein
19 November 1942
Fashion Designer

Mia TylerMia Tyler
22 December 1978
Michael KorsMichael Kors
09 August 1959
Fashion Designer

Tina KnowlesTina Knowles
04 January 1954
Fashion Designer

Jessica JungJessica Jung
18 April 1989
Singer-songwriter, Actress, Model

Diane von FürstenbergDiane von Fürstenberg
31 December 1946
Fashion designer
Santino RiceSantino Rice
20 August 1974
Fashion Designer

Natali GermanottaNatali Germanotta
10 March 1992
Fashion Designer
Kimberly StewartKimberly Stewart
20 August 1979
Model, Reality TV Star

Dylan WalshDylan Walsh
17 November 1963

Crystal HefnerCrystal Hefner
29 April 1986
Model, Hugh Hefner’s Wife
Tory BurchTory Burch
17 June 1966
Fashion Designer

Carson KressleyCarson Kressley
11 November 1969
Designer, Television Show Host, Actor
Carolina Herrera Carolina Herrera
08 January 1939
Fashion Designer

Hana Mae LeeHana Mae Lee
28 September 1988
Actress, Model, Fashion Designer

Kiko MizuharaKiko Mizuhara
15 October 1990
Actress, Model
Oscar de la RentaOscar de la Renta
22 July 1932
Fashion Designer

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Elyse KnoxElyse Knox
14 December 1917
Angela SimmonsAngela Simmons
18 September 1987
Reality TV star, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur

Jarrod SchulzJarrod Schulz
15 October 1977
Reality TV Star

Bill BlassBill Blass
22 June 1922
American fashion designer

Scott Mackinlay HahnScott Mackinlay Hahn
30 September 1980
Fashion Designer, Winona Ryder's Boyfriend
Lance LePereLance LePere
1970 AD
Fashion Designer
Helen LasichanhHelen Lasichanh
22 July 1980
Wife of Pharrell Williams

Erin Bria WrightErin Bria Wright
16 July 1991
Eazy-E's Daughter

Sheree ZampinoSheree Zampino
16 November 1967
Fashion Designer, Actress, Businesswoman

Samantha SpenoSamantha Speno
11 January 1982
Randy Orton's Ex-wife
Hana GiraldoHana Giraldo
29 February 1994
Fashion Designer

Henry LevyHenry Levy
14 July 1991
Fashion Designer, Demi Lovato

Daniela RajicDaniela Rajic
12 November 1990

Jackie ChristieJackie Christie
07 July 1969
Reality TV Star, Fashion Designer

Princess LovePrincess Love
14 August 1984
Reality Star, Model
Becca TilleyBecca Tilley
30 October 1988
Reality Star

Chloe BartoliChloe Bartoli
25 June 1990
Fashion Stylist, Designer
Summer PhoenixSummer Phoenix
10 December 1978

Kristin CavallariKristin Cavallari
05 January 1987
Television personality

Vanessa WilliamsVanessa Williams
18 March 1963
Lisa RinnaLisa Rinna
11 July 1963

Nicky Hilton RothschildNicky Hilton Rothschild
05 October 1983
Johnny WeirJohnny Weir
02 July 1984
Figure Skater

Steve MaddenSteve Madden
1958 AD
Fashion designer

Christian SirianoChristian Siriano
18 November 1985
Fashion designer

Jodi Lyn O'KeefeJodi Lyn O'Keefe
10 October 1978

Kristin NelsonKristin Nelson
25 June 1945
Actor, Artist, Television actor
Marc JacobsMarc Jacobs
09 April 1963
Fashion designer

Kathy HiltonKathy Hilton
13 March 1959

Rachel RoyRachel Roy
15 January 1974
Fashion designer

Vera WangVera Wang
27 June 1949
Designer, Figure skater, Fashion designer
Jennifer MeyerJennifer Meyer
23 April 1977

Olivia PalermoOlivia Palermo
28 February 1986
Blake AndersonBlake Anderson
02 March 1984

23 April 1932
Fashion designer, Costume designer

Michael MicheleMichael Michele
30 August 1966
Samaire ArmstrongSamaire Armstrong
31 October 1980

Aubrey O'DayAubrey O'Day
11 February 1984
Rick OwensRick Owens
18 November 1962
Fashion designer

Whitney PortWhitney Port
04 March 1985
Television personality

Bob MackieBob Mackie
24 March 1940
Costume designer
Zac PosenZac Posen
24 October 1980
Fashion designer

Albert Hammond Jr.Albert Hammond Jr.
09 April 1980
Davey HavokDavey Havok
20 November 1975

Tinker HatfieldTinker Hatfield
30 April 1952

Isaac MizrahiIsaac Mizrahi
14 October 1961
Creative director

L'Wren ScottL'Wren Scott
28 April 1964
Rachel ZoeRachel Zoe
01 September 1971
Fashion Designer
Chip FooseChip Foose
13 October 1963
Designer, Entrepreneur, Automotive designer

Shoshanna LonsteinShoshanna Lonstein
29 May 1975
Fashion designer

Tina ChowTina Chow
18 April 1950

Thom BrowneThom Browne
1965 AD
Fashion designer
Betsey JohnsonBetsey Johnson
10 August 1942
Costume designer

Perry EllisPerry Ellis
03 March 1940
Fashion designer

Anna SuiAnna Sui
04 August 1964
Designer, Fashion designer

Nancy LincolnNancy Lincoln
05 February 1784

Anne KleinAnne Klein
03 August 1923
Fashion designer
Oleg CassiniOleg Cassini
11 April 1913
Costume designer

Jeremy ScottJeremy Scott
08 August 1975
Fashion designer
Lilly PulitzerLilly Pulitzer
10 November 1931
Designer, Socialite

Deborah ForemanDeborah Foreman
12 October 1962
Narciso RodriguezNarciso Rodriguez
27 January 1961
Fashion designer
Vince CamutoVince Camuto
04 June 1936