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 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.

 2 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.

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 3 Tan France

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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: April 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
British-Pakistani-American fashion designer Tanveer Wasim France, or Tan France, broke barriers by becoming one of the first openly gay South Asian and Muslim men on American TV. He soared to fame with shows such as Queer Eye, Dressing Funny, and Next In Fashion. He has also released a memoir.

 4 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.  

 5 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. 

 6 Summer Phoenix

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

 7 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.

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 8 Sade Adu

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

 9 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.

 10 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.

 11 Sonakshi Sinha

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

 12 Kristin Cavallari

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

 13 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.

 14 Mischa Barton

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

 15 Lisa Rinna

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

 16 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.

 17 Antonio D’Amico

Antonio D’Amico
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian

Antonio D'Amico is an Italian fashion designer and model. After working as a designer for the luxury fashion company Versace, D'Amico went on to found his own fashion design company. Also known for his long-term relationship with Gianni Versace, D'Amico is often depicted in films and TV series that talk about the founder of Versace

 18 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.

 19 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.

 20 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.

 21 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.

 22 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. 

 23 Alexa Chung

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

Alexa Chung began as a model and then graduated to fashion journalism. She has been an editor for British Vogue and has also written the book It. She owns a fashion brand and has been a host on shows such as Frock Me, Popworld, and It's On with Alexa Chung.

 24 Virgil Abloh

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

 25 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.

 26 Johnny Weir

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

 27 Kimora Lee Simmons

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Famous As: Model, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Ex-supermodel Kimora Lee Simmons/Leissner now serves as the creative director of the fashion website JustFab. She has also launched a self-titled fashion brand and supports various charitable causes, such as AIDS research, women’s education, and children’s welfare. She has also authored a book and produced her own TV show.

 28 Brandi Glanville

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

 29 Tommy Hilfiger

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

Thomas Jacob Hilfiger, better known as Tommy Hilfiger, is a legendary fashion designer who has gained worldwide fame with his eponymous fashion line. He had begun his career with the fashion chain People's Place. His brand is now owned by Phillips-Van Heusen, though he remains its chief designer.

 30 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.

 31 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.

 32 Steve Madden

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

 33 Jessica Jung

Jessica Jung
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Korean-American entertainer Jessica Jung is a former member of the South Korean girl band Girls' Generation. She has also appeared as Elle Woods in the Korean version of Legally Blonde and has starred in the series Wild Romance. She owns a fashion brand and has released a bestselling novel, too.

 34 Nicky Hilton Rothschild

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

 35 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

 36 Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 37 Masaba Gupta

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

 38 Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: September 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Fashion designer Stella McCartney is the daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney. An avid animal rights activist, she uses cruelty-free fabrics in her designs. She was the creative director for Britain at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. She has also won honors such as the VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year.

 39 Sadie Frost

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

 40 Calvin Klein

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

Known for designing tight-fitting signature jeans, the award-winning American designer is the co-founder of the New York-headquartered fashion brand 'Calvin Klein Inc'. Calvin Klein featured in The International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame. Father of noted television producer, Marci Klein, Calvin has funded Democratic Party candidates and made financial contributions to the Political Action Committee.

 41 Kathy Hilton

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

 42 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.

 43 Aubrey O'Day

Aubrey O'Day
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 44 Vera Wang

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

 45 Michael Kors

Michael Kors
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: August 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 46 Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: January 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 47 Crystal Hefner

Crystal Hefner
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Famous As: Model, Hugh Hefner’s Wife
Birthdate: April 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Model, singer, and fashion blogger Crystal Hefner made headlines when she married Playboy owner Hugh Hefner and became his third wife. She was married to Hefner for almost 5 years, till his death in 2017. She was named the Playboy Playmate of the Month in December 2009.

 48 Jarrod Schulz

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Famous As: Reality TV Star
Birthdate: October 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Jarrod Schulz went from being a sales manager of a carpet-cleaning company to a reality star, when he soared to fame with the A&E reality show Storage Wars, with his girlfriend, Brandi Passante. Schulz and Passante also starred in the spin-off, Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job.

 49 Mia Tyler

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Plus-size model and fashion designer Mia Tyler gained fame with the MTV series House of Style and the VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club. She owns a clothing line and has also appeared in the film Rush Hour 3. She has also exhibited her X-rated paintings at various galleries.

 50 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.

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