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

Kylie JennerKylie Jenner

10 August 1997

Mossimo GiannulliMossimo Giannulli

04 June 1963

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen

13 June 1986

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams

18 July 1964

Nicole RichieNicole Richie

21 September 1981

Kate SpadeKate Spade

24 December 1962

Tom FordTom Ford

27 August 1961

Ralph LaurenRalph Lauren

14 October 1939

Tommy HilfigerTommy Hilfiger

24 March 1951

Calvin KleinCalvin Klein

19 November 1942

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Tina KnowlesTina Knowles

04 January 1954

Michael KorsMichael Kors

09 August 1959

Jessica JungJessica Jung

18 April 1989

Diane von FürstenbergDiane von Fürstenberg

31 December 1946

Delta BurkeDelta Burke

30 July 1956

Kimberly StewartKimberly Stewart

20 August 1979

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Mia TylerMia Tyler

22 December 1978

Carson KressleyCarson Kressley

11 November 1969

Crystal HefnerCrystal Hefner

29 April 1986

Kiko MizuharaKiko Mizuhara

15 October 1990

Hana Mae LeeHana Mae Lee

28 September 1988

Oscar de la RentaOscar de la Renta

22 July 1932

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Carolina Herrera Carolina Herrera

08 January 1939

Elyse KnoxElyse Knox

14 December 1917

Angela SimmonsAngela Simmons

18 September 1987

Henry LevyHenry Levy

14 July 1991

Jarrod SchulzJarrod Schulz

15 October 1977

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Bill BlassBill Blass

22 June 1922

Scott Mackinlay HahnScott Mackinlay Hahn

30 September 1980

Helen LasichanhHelen Lasichanh

22 July 1980

Sheree ZampinoSheree Zampino

16 November 1967

Chloe BartoliChloe Bartoli

25 June 1990

Jackie ChristieJackie Christie

07 July 1969

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Princess LovePrincess Love

14 August 1984

Hana GiraldoHana Giraldo

29 February 1994

Christian SirianoChristian Siriano

18 November 1985

Marc JacobsMarc Jacobs

09 April 1963

Steve MaddenSteve Madden

1958 AD

Kristin NelsonKristin Nelson

25 June 1945

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Rachel RoyRachel Roy

15 January 1974

Vera WangVera Wang

27 June 1949

Jennifer MeyerJennifer Meyer

23 April 1977

Perry EllisPerry Ellis

03 March 1940

Edith HeadEdith Head

28 October 1897

Isaac MizrahiIsaac Mizrahi

14 October 1961

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HalstonHalston

23 April 1932

Tinker HatfieldTinker Hatfield

30 April 1952

Chip FooseChip Foose

13 October 1963

Zac PosenZac Posen

24 October 1980

Lilly PulitzerLilly Pulitzer

10 November 1931

Betsey JohnsonBetsey Johnson

10 August 1942

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Bob MackieBob Mackie

24 March 1940

Jay McCarrollJay McCarroll

11 October 1974

Rick OwensRick Owens

18 November 1962

Tina ChowTina Chow

18 April 1950

Oleg CassiniOleg Cassini

11 April 1913

Nancy LincolnNancy Lincoln

05 February 1784

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Anne KleinAnne Klein

03 August 1923

Anna SuiAnna Sui

04 August 1964

Stuart WeitzmanStuart Weitzman

1942 AD

Paul MarcianoPaul Marciano

1952 AD

Liz ClaiborneLiz Claiborne

31 March 1929

Jeffrey SebeliaJeffrey Sebelia

03 May 1970

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Thom BrowneThom Browne

1965 AD

Joseph AbboudJoseph Abboud

05 May 1950

Mary BlairMary Blair

21 October 1911

Jean LouisJean Louis

05 October 1907

Chris BangleChris Bangle

14 October 1956

Patricia FieldPatricia Field

12 February 1941

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Colleen AtwoodColleen Atwood

25 September 1948

Deborah Nadoolman LandisDeborah Nadoolman Landis

26 May 1952

Judith LeiberJudith Leiber

1921 AD

Orry-KellyOrry-Kelly

31 December 1897

Geoffrey BeeneGeoffrey Beene

30 August 1927

Rudi GernreichRudi Gernreich

08 August 1922

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Savannah MillerSavannah Miller

30 December 1980

Jonathan AdlerJonathan Adler

1966 AD

Patrick TatopoulosPatrick Tatopoulos