Fashion Entrepreneurs

Someone who organises, creates and manages ventures related to the fashion industry is called a fashion entrepreneur. They deliver fashion business expertise in manufacturing, retail, and marketing. Some of the famous fashion entrepreneurs are listed here.
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Kate Spade
(Fashion Designer, Founder and Co-Owner of the Designer Brand ‘Kate Spade New York’)

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Birthdate: December 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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.

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Karl Lagerfeld
(Famous as the Creative Director of the French Fashion House 'Chanel')

Karl Lagerfeld
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Birthdate: September 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
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.  

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Ralph Lauren
(Fashion Designer)

Ralph Lauren
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Birthdate: October 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

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.

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Tom Ford
(Fashion Designer & Founder of His Eponymous Luxury Brand 'Tom Ford')

Tom Ford
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Birthdate: August 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

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.

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Kristin Cavallari
(Best Known as the Cast Member of the MTV Reality TV Series, 'Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County')

Kristin Cavallari
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Birthdate: January 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

Known for her “valley girl’ accent, Kristin Cavallari gained fame with the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Apart from gracing the cover of Seventeen, she has also been featured in Rolling Stone. She is now a fashion designer with her own brands Uncommon James and Little James.

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Tommy Hilfiger
(Fashion Designer)

Tommy Hilfiger
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Birthdate: March 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States

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.

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Allegra Versace
(Heiress & Socialite)

Allegra Versace
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Birthdate: June 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Italian-American socialite Allegra Versace is the heiress of the international fashion line Versace. Daughter of designer Donatella Versace and model Paul Beck, Allegra has previously worked as a theatrical dresser and is the director of Gianni Versace S.p.A. She has had a long battle with anorexia.
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Amancio Ortega Gaona
(Entrepreneur)

Amancio Ortega Gaona
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Birthdate: March 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Busdongo de Arbás, Spain
Former chairman and founder of Inditex fashion group, Amancio Ortega Gaona is renowned for it's chain Zara. He set the ball rolling for the fast fashion movement in the mid-70s. He first ventured into retail in his early teens, 
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Calvin Klein
(Fashion Designer)

Calvin Klein
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Birthdate: November 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

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.

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Yves Saint Laurent
(Fashion Designer)

Yves Saint Laurent
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Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
Died: June 1, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer who founded his eponymous fashion label in 1961. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most popular and influential fashion designers, Saint Laurent is credited with helping women all over the world find confidence by looking both elegant and comfortable at the same time. His life and career inspired many films.

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Tina Knowles
(Businesswoman & Founder of the Fashion Brand ''House of Deréon')

Tina Knowles
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Birthdate: January 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States

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.

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Michael Kors
(Fashion Designer)

Michael Kors
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Birthdate: August 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

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Marc Jacobs
(Fashion designer)

Marc Jacobs
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Birthdate: April 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

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Hugo Boss
(Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur)

Hugo Boss
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Birthdate: July 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Metzingen, Germany
Died: August 9, 1948

Hugo Boss was a German businessman and fashion designer. He is credited with founding one of the most popular fashion houses in the world, Hugo Boss AG. Apart from maintaining his business endeavors, Hugo Boss was also a member of the Nazi Party and remained loyal to the ideology of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.

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Liliane Bettencourt
(Principal Shareholder of ‘L'Oréal’ and the Richest Woman of the World at the Time of Her Death)

Liliane Bettencourt
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Birthdate: October 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 20, 2017
Former L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt was the world’s richest woman at the time of her death. She had apparently gifted celebrity photographer François-Marie Banier cash and gifts worth a billion euros, leading her daughter to file a case against Banier later. Bettencourt was also involved in medical and cultural philanthropy.

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Sara Blakely
(Businesswoman)

Sara Blakely
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Birthdate: February 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clearwater, Florida, United States
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Jimmy Choo
(Fashion designer)

Jimmy Choo
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Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: George Town, Malaysia
While locked down in Malaysia during the COVID-19 crisis, luxury footwear designer Jimmy Choo came across the idea to open a fashion academy in London. Born to a modest shoemaker in Penang, Choo had mastered the art of shoe designing in London, where he later launched his eponymous shoe brand.

 18 
Alexander Wang
(Fashion designer)

Alexander Wang
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Birthdate: December 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Zac Posen
(Fashion designer)

Zac Posen
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Birthdate: October 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

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Giorgio Armani
(Fashion designer)

Giorgio Armani
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Birthdate: July 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani initially worked for Cerruti and others such as Allegri and Hilton. He founded his menswear fashion brand Armani in 1975 and later diversified into sport, hospitality, and music. He is known for designing red-carpet looks and won the CFDA International Award in 1983.

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John Casablancas
(Model agent)

John Casablancas
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Birthdate: December 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, USA
Died: July 20, 2013

 22 
Oscar de la Renta
(Fashion Designer)

Oscar de la Renta
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Birthdate: July 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: October 20, 2014

 23 
Valentino
(Fashion Designer)

Valentino
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Birthdate: May 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Voghera, Italy

Valentino is an Italian fashion designer. He is credited with founding the popular luxury fashion house Valentino S.p.A. A prominent and influential fashion designer, Valentino has received several prestigious awards throughout his career. He is the recipient of the Couture Council Award and the Golden Plate Award. 

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David Lauren
(Ralph Lauren's Son)

David Lauren
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Birthdate: October 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

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Isaac Mizrahi
(Fashion designer)

Isaac Mizrahi
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Birthdate: October 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 26 
Peter Nygård
(Businessperson known for Founding Nygård International)

Peter Nygård
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Birthdate: July 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

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Stefano Gabbana
(Fashion designer)

Stefano Gabbana
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Birthdate: November 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Stefano Gabbana is an Italian fashion designer. He is credited with co-founding the popular luxury fashion house, Dolce & Gabbana, along with another important fashion designer Domenico Dolce. Over the years, Dolce and Gabbana have been honored with several awards for their contributions to fashion. In 1991, they were honored with the prestigious International Woolmark Prize.

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Jean Paul Gaultier
(Fashion designer)

Jean Paul Gaultier
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Birthdate: April 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arcueil, France

Known as the enfant terrible of the fashion world, Jean Paul Gaultier wasn’t formally trained in fashion but managed to redefine fashion with his peculiar range of clothes and perfume. He designed Madonna’s cone bra in the 1990s and used material such as corsets and tin cans in his collections.

 29 
Martin Margiela
(Fashion designer)

Martin Margiela
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Birthdate: April 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Genk, Belgium

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Hugh Rodham
(Businessman)

Hugh Rodham
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Birthdate: April 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 7, 1993

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Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg
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Birthdate: January 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States

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Rosalía Mera
(Businesswoman)

Rosalía Mera
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Birthdate: January 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Died: August 15, 2013

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Dov Charney
(Founder of American Apparel subsequently founded Los Angeles Apparel)

Dov Charney
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Birthdate: January 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

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Brandon Truaxe
(Founder of DECIEM, the Toronto-based beauty company)

Brandon Truaxe
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Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: January 21, 2019

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Anja Rubik
(Model)

Anja Rubik
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Birthdate: June 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rzeszów, Poland

 36 
Vivy Yusof
(Entrepreneur)

Vivy Yusof
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Birthdate: December 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 37 
Emilio Pucci
(Fashion designer)

Emilio Pucci
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Birthdate: November 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: November 29, 1992

Emilio Pucci was an Italian fashion designer turned politician. He is best remembered for his style of creating geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colors. He served as a pilot during World War II and became a fashion designer after the war. He also ventured into politics but didn’t enjoy much success in his political career. 

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Charles Lewis Tiffany
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Birthdate: February 15, 1812
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: February 18, 1902

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Diamond Jim Brady
(Businessman)

Diamond Jim Brady
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Birthdate: August 12, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: April 13, 1917

 40 
Max Azria
(Fashion Designer)

Max Azria
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Birthdate: January 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sfax, Tunisia
Died: May 6, 2019

Max Azria was a Tunisia-born fashion designer. He was the founder of the contemporary women's clothing brand BCBGMAXAZRIA and the chairman and CEO of the global fashion house the BCBG Max Azria Group. The brand was eventually sold to Marquee Brands and Global Brands Group. Azria was twice married and had six children. He died of lung cancer in 2019. 

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Renzo Rosso
(Founder of the Diesel Brand)

Renzo Rosso
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Birthdate: September 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brugine, Italy

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David Tang
(Founding the Shanghai Tang fashion chain)

David Tang
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Birthdate: August 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Died: August 29, 2017

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Paul Marciano
(Fashion Designer and Co-Founder of 'Guess? Inc.')

Paul Marciano
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Birthdate: April 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Debdou, Morocco

Born in Morocco and raised in France, designer Paul Marciano is one of the co-founders of Guess and The Marciano Art Foundation. Part of a family of rabbis, he grew up in a synagogue complex and was also part of a Jewish boy scout group.

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Silas Chou
(Co- founder of Xiang Zhou Woollen Mills, Investor)

Silas Chou
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Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Hong Kong

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Jennifer Hyman
(CEO of Rent the Runway)

Jennifer Hyman
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Birthdate: August 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: United States

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Thierry Hermès
(Founded Hermès International)

Thierry Hermès
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Birthdate: January 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Krefeld, Germany
Died: January 10, 1878

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Mukesh Bansal
(Entrepreneur)

Mukesh Bansal
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

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Hardy Amies
(Fashion Designer)

Hardy Amies
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Birthdate: July 17, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 5, 2003

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Lana Marks
(Business executive, Ambassador)

Lana Marks
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Birthdate: November 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: East London, South Africa

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Thomas J. Bata
(Shoe Manufacturer)

Thomas J. Bata
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Birthdate: September 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: September 1, 2008