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

Mossimo GiannulliMossimo Giannulli
04 June 1963
Fashion Designer
Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo
08 May 1992
Model

Ralph LaurenRalph Lauren
14 October 1939
Fashion Designer

Kimora Lee SimmonsKimora Lee Simmons
04 May 1975
Model, Entrepreneur

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Tom FordTom Ford
27 August 1961
American fashion designer

Tommy HilfigerTommy Hilfiger
24 March 1951
Fashion Designer
Tina KnowlesTina Knowles
04 January 1954
Fashion Designer

Calvin KleinCalvin Klein
19 November 1942
Fashion Designer

Michael KorsMichael Kors
09 August 1959
Fashion Designer
Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956
Actress

Diane von FürstenbergDiane von Fürstenberg
31 December 1946
Fashion designer
Jessica JungJessica Jung
18 April 1989
Singer-songwriter, Actress, Model

Mia TylerMia Tyler
22 December 1978
Actress

Kimberly StewartKimberly Stewart
20 August 1979
Model, Reality TV Star
Santino RiceSantino Rice
20 August 1974
Fashion Designer

Carson KressleyCarson Kressley
11 November 1969
Designer, Television Show Host, Actor
Dylan WalshDylan Walsh
17 November 1963
Actor

Crystal HefnerCrystal Hefner
29 April 1986
Model, Hugh Hefner’s Wife

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

Kiko MizuharaKiko Mizuhara
15 October 1990
Actress, Model
Elyse KnoxElyse Knox
14 December 1917
Actress
Carolina Herrera Carolina Herrera
08 January 1939
Fashion Designer

Oscar de la RentaOscar de la Renta
22 July 1932
Fashion Designer

Angela SimmonsAngela Simmons
18 September 1987
Reality TV star, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur

Bill BlassBill Blass
22 June 1922
American fashion designer
Lance LePereLance LePere
1970 AD
Fashion Designer

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Henry LevyHenry Levy
14 July 1991
Fashion Designer, Demi Lovato

Jarrod SchulzJarrod Schulz
15 October 1977
Reality TV Star

Scott Mackinlay HahnScott Mackinlay Hahn
30 September 1980
Fashion Designer, Winona Ryder's Boyfriend

Helen LasichanhHelen Lasichanh
22 July 1980
Wife of Pharrell Williams
Sheree ZampinoSheree Zampino
16 November 1967
Fashion Designer, Actress, Businesswoman

Chloe BartoliChloe Bartoli
25 June 1990
Fashion Stylist, Designer
Jackie ChristieJackie Christie
07 July 1969
Reality TV Star, Fashion Designer

Princess LovePrincess Love
14 August 1984
Reality Star, Model

Daniela RajicDaniela Rajic
12 November 1990
 
Erin Bria WrightErin Bria Wright
16 July 1991
Eazy-E's Daughter

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

Steve MaddenSteve Madden
1958 AD
fashion designer

Summer PhoenixSummer Phoenix
10 December 1978
Actress

Jennifer MeyerJennifer Meyer
23 April 1977
designer

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

Vera WangVera Wang
27 June 1949
Designer, Figure skater, Fashion designer

Christian SirianoChristian Siriano
18 November 1985
Fashion designer

Michael MicheleMichael Michele
30 August 1966
Actress
Rachel RoyRachel Roy
15 January 1974
Fashion designer

HalstonHalston
23 April 1932
Fashion designer, Costume designer
Samaire ArmstrongSamaire Armstrong
31 October 1980
Actress

Bob MackieBob Mackie
24 March 1940
Costume designer

Zac PosenZac Posen
24 October 1980
Fashion designer
Lilly PulitzerLilly Pulitzer
10 November 1931
Designer, Socialite

Chip FooseChip Foose
13 October 1963
Designer, Entrepreneur, Automotive designer
Rick OwensRick Owens
18 November 1962
Fashion designer

Tinker HatfieldTinker Hatfield
30 April 1952
Designer

Tina ChowTina Chow
18 April 1950
Model
Perry EllisPerry Ellis
03 March 1940
Fashion designer

Isaac MizrahiIsaac Mizrahi
14 October 1961
Creative director
Betsey JohnsonBetsey Johnson
10 August 1942
Costume designer

Oleg CassiniOleg Cassini
11 April 1913
Costume designer

Deborah Nadoolman LandisDeborah Nadoolman Landis
26 May 1952
Costume designer

Nancy LincolnNancy Lincoln
05 February 1784
 
Deborah ForemanDeborah Foreman
12 October 1962
Actress
Anna SuiAnna Sui
04 August 1964
Designer, Fashion designer

Anne KleinAnne Klein
03 August 1923
Fashion designer

Thom BrowneThom Browne
1965 AD
Fashion designer, Designer

Stuart WeitzmanStuart Weitzman
1942 AD
fashion designer
Liz ClaiborneLiz Claiborne
31 March 1929
Fashion designer, Businessperson

Joseph AbboudJoseph Abboud
05 May 1950
Fashion designer

Paul MarcianoPaul Marciano
1952 AD
entrepreneur

Jean LouisJean Louis
05 October 1907
Artist, Screenwriter, Costume designer

Chris BangleChris Bangle
14 October 1956
Designer, Automotive designer
Rudi GernreichRudi Gernreich
08 August 1922
Designer

Judith LeiberJudith Leiber
1921 AD
fashion designer
Patricia FieldPatricia Field
12 February 1941
Costume designer, Wardrobe stylist

Jonathan AdlerJonathan Adler
1966 AD
American potter

Mary BlairMary Blair
21 October 1911
Artist, animator, designer
Colleen AtwoodColleen Atwood
25 September 1948
Costume designer

Savannah MillerSavannah Miller
30 December 1980
Voice actor
Geoffrey BeeneGeoffrey Beene
30 August 1927
fashion designer

Jay McCarrollJay McCarroll
11 October 1974
Fashion designer

Orry-KellyOrry-Kelly
31 December 1897
Costume designer

Patrick TatopoulosPatrick Tatopoulos
 
Carolyn CassadyCarolyn Cassady
28 April 1923
Writer, Painter

Cynthia RowleyCynthia Rowley
29 July 1958
Fashion designer
Nicole MillerNicole Miller
1952 AD
fashion designer

Jeffrey SebeliaJeffrey Sebelia
03 May 1970
fashion designer
Alexander WangAlexander Wang
26 December 1983
designer

Nanette LeporeNanette Lepore
01 January 1964
Fashion designer
Tobias Frere-JonesTobias Frere-Jones
28 August 1970
Designer, Type designer, University teacher