Fashion Designers

Fashion designers design clothes, lifestyle accessories, and shoes that are not just functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Fashion designers may design the items for an individual, or for the mass market. With the modern human’s obsession with appearance and convenience, fashion designers have a lot of factors to consider while designing the garments and accessories. They work with a wide range of materials, and have to plan for the patterns, styles, and colors of each item they design keeping in mind the end customer. Fashion designing is an art influenced by social and cultural values that have evolved over time, thus it is a very dynamic and interesting profession. Today fashion designing is considered to be among the most lucrative and glamorous career options. Of course, it is a very challenging profession as well. It calls for a high level of creativity combined with a sense of aesthetics and managerial skills. Fashion designers work for designer labels and clothing manufacturers. They may design cheaper ranges of casual garments for the mass market or work on one-off exclusive creations working directly with a high profile customer. Browse this section to learn more about the famous fashion designers who have marked the world with their artistic expressions.

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 1 Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner
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Famous As: Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: August 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
An elite socialite and fashion model, Kylie Jenner is the head of Kylie Cosmetics and creator of the hugely popular line of lipsticks, Kylie Lip Kit. Thrown into the limelight in her teens, courtesy the reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Jenner has since gone on to become a highly successful businesswomen and social media influencer.

 2 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
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Famous As: Singer, Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Jennifer Lopez established herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood after starring in films such as Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan and Shall We Dance’. She is also an accomplished dancer and commercially very successful singer. She helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music. She is also a fashion designer and a businesswoman.

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 3 Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum
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Famous As: Model, Fashion Designer
Birthdate: June 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German

German-American model and TV host, Heidi Klum has been featured on the cover of French, Portuguese, German, and Spanish Vogue magazines. She was the first German model to become a Victoria's Secret Angel. After a successful modeling career, she became a TV host in the 2000s. She is actively involved in philanthropic endeavors. 

 4 Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: September 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

A television personality, actress, writer, and fashion designer, Nicole Richie's professional success has been overshadowed by her off-screen controversies; she was arrested on a couple of occasions for reasons including a brawl, driving under the influence, and drug possession. However, her image is often revitalized by her philanthropic activities; she is associated with organizations like Red Cross and UNICEF.

 5 Sade Adu

Sade Adu
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Nigerian, British

 6 Malaika Arora

Malaika Arora
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

The quintessential item girl of Bollywood, Malaika Arora is known for her sultry looks and dance moves. She has the reputation of drawing audiences into theatres despite appearing in just one song in the entire film. Malaika Arora ended her 18 years old marriage to actor Arbaaz Khan in 2017. 

 7 Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen
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Famous As: Actress, Fashion Designer
Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Mary-Kate Olsen began her career when she was 9 months old, starring in Full House with her twin, Ashley. Since then, the Olsen twins have starred in several Dualstar productions, launched a fashion brand, and written a book. Mary-Kate is also a competitive equestrian and has struggled with anorexia nervosa.

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 8 Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: December 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: July 15, 1997

 9 Pierre Cardin

Pierre Cardin
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Famous As: Grand couturier
Birthdate: July 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French, Italian
Died: December 29, 2020

 10 Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham
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Famous As: Singer, Businesswoman, Model, Fashion Designer
Birthdate: April 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

An internationally recognized fashion designer and style icon, Victoria Beckham is widely regarded as one of the most powerful women in the UK. She was appointed an OBE for services to the fashion industry in the 2017 New Year Honours. Also a popular singer, she was part of the best-selling female group of all time, Spice Girls.

 11 Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams
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Famous As: TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Birthdate: July 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Wendy Williams is an American media personality, businesswoman, television host, and author. She was the subject of a TV series titled The Wendy Williams Experience, which chronicles her work as a radio show host and her on-air spats with celebrities. As a businesswoman, Williams has created several product lines, including a jewelry collection, a fashion line, and a wig line.

 12 Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: August 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: January 10, 1971

Coco Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She is credited with replacing the corseted silhouette as the feminine standard of style with a sporty, casual chic. Her work as a designer redefined the fashionable woman in the era post World War I. She also played a vital role in revolutionizing jewelry, handbags, and fragrance.

 13 Kate Spade

Kate Spade
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: December 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: June 5, 2018

Kate Spade was an American entrepreneur and fashion designer. Spade is credited with founding Kate Spade New York, a popular luxury fashion design house, which competes with the likes of Michael Kors. Kate Spade is also credited with creating stylish and affordable handbags that caused quite a revolution in the fashion world.

 14 Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Mena Suvari soared to fame with her SAG Award-winning role of Angela Hayes in American Beauty. Fans also loved her in the American Pie movies and the horror anthology American Horror Story. She also appeared as Edie in Six Feet Under. Mena endorses Lancôme cosmetics and uses cruelty-free products only.

 15 Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Olivia Culpo is an American social media personality and fashion influencer. She gained international recognition after winning the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 2012. As a fashion influencer, she has collaborated with many fashion and beauty brands, such as Kipling and L'Oréal. She also owns a restaurant in Rhode Island.

 16 Johnny Weir

Johnny Weir
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 17 Summer Phoenix

Summer Phoenix
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 18 Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: October 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Fashion designer and businessman Ralph Lauren is the founder of the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global multibillion-dollar fashion enterprise. Beginning his career as a salesman for a tie company, he went on to launch his own fashion lines and established himself as a popular name in the fashion industry within years. He is known to be a generous philanthropist.

 19 Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 20 Princess Stéphanie of Monaco

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
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Famous As: Model, Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Monacan

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco is the youngest child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and his wife, Grace Kelly, an American actress. She is currently 14th in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. As a schoolgirl, she learned classical dance and piano. In her career, she has been a singer, swimwear designer, and fashion model.

 21 Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: March 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: February 11, 2010
Designer Alexander McQueen had won four British Designer of the Year awards and one CFDA International Designer of the Year award. He began his career designing for Givenchy and later formed his own label. The openly gay and HIV positive designer committed suicide in 2010, shortly after his mother’s death.

 22 Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 23 Sadie Frost

Sadie Frost
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 24 Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: September 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: February 19, 2019
German fashion magnate Karl Lagerfeld, son of businessman Otto Lagerfeld, had served as the creative director of Chanel and Fendi. He was also a talented photographer and caricaturist, and had a penchant for collecting books. He was known for his signature sunglasses, white hair, fingerless gloves, and detachable collars.  

 25 Delta Burke

Delta Burke
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Delta Burke is an American actress, author, and producer. She is best known for playing Suzanne Sugarbaker in the popular TV series Designing Women. Despite struggling with issues, such as eating disorders, depression, and overweight, Delta Burke has managed to establish a successful acting career and serves as an inspiration to people suffering from similar problems.

 26 Brandi Glanville

Brandi Glanville
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: November 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 27 Kristin Cavallari

Kristin Cavallari
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: January 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 28 Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 29 Masaba Gupta

Masaba Gupta
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: November 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 30 Georgina Chapman

Georgina Chapman
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: April 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Actor and designer Georgina Chapman co-founded the women’s fashion brand Marchesa, along with Keren Craig. Chapman was previously married to producer Harvey Weinstein but left him amidst multiple sexual abuse allegations against him in 2017. She has hosted shows such as Project Runway: All Stars and designed for red-carpet events.

 31 Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace
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Birthdate: May 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian
Donatella Versace, sister of the founder of the Italian fashion brand Versace, Gianni Versace, inherited the company after Gianni’s murder in 1997. Donatella is now the company’s chief creative officer. She supports Elton John’s AIDS Foundation and was the first woman to win the GQ Designer of the Year award. 

 32 Nicky Hilton Rothschild

Nicky Hilton Rothschild
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 33 Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: December 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 34 Tom Ford

Tom Ford
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Famous As: American fashion designer
Birthdate: August 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Tom Ford is an American fashion designer. During his time as the creative director at Gucci, Ford saved the fashion house from near bankruptcy and turned it into a powerhouse. In 2006, he established his eponymous luxury brand and has since been referred to as a style icon and fashion icon; he was named in All-TIME 100 Fashion Icons list.

 35 Mossimo Giannulli

Mossimo Giannulli
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: June 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Mossimo Giannulli is an American fashion designer. He is credited with founding a mid-range clothing company named Mossimo, which specializes in teenage and youth clothing. Mossimo Giannulli stirred controversy in 2019 when he was arrested in connection with the college bribery scandal. In 2020, he was asked to cough up $250,000 fine and sentenced to five months in prison.

 36 Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Irish, British, American

 37 Vera Wang

Vera Wang
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Famous As: Designer, Figure skater, Fashion designer
Birthdate: June 27, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 38 Steve Madden

Steve Madden
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Nationality: American

 39 Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: September 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 40 Kathy Hilton

Kathy Hilton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 41 Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 42 Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: March 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 43 Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons
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Famous As: Model, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 44 Yves Saint-Laurent

Yves Saint-Laurent
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Famous As: French fashion designer
Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: June 1, 2008

 45 Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: November 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 46 Jessica Jung

Jessica Jung
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 47 Tina Knowles

Tina Knowles
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: January 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Tina Knowles is an American fashion designer and businesswoman. In 2004, she launched House of Deréon, a now-defunct ready-to-wear fashion line. While her fashion brands, such as Miss Tina and House of Deréon, have been generally regarded as one of her most important contributions, her biggest contribution to the society is letting her daughters, Beyoncé and Solange ,follow their passion.

 48 Tan France

Tan France
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: April 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 49 Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 50 Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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