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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’)
Kate Spade
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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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Gianni Versace
(Italian Fashion Designer, Businessman and Founder of ‘Versace’)
Gianni Versace
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Birthdate: December 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
Died: July 15, 1997
Legendary Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace founded the brand Versace, reputed worldwide for its luxury products, including clothes, accessories, and fragrances. He had also designed for renowned artists and for series and movies, too. He was shot dead outside his Miami mansion, Casa Casuarina, by Andrew Cunanan. 
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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, Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of the ‘Ralph Lauren Corporation’)
Ralph Lauren
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Birthdate: October 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, 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
(American Fashion Designer and Founder of ‘Tommy Hilfiger Corporation’)
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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Daymond John
(American Businessman, Investor, TV Personality and CEO of ‘FUBU’)
Daymond John
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Birthdate: February 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Daymond John is an American investor, businessman, author, TV personality, and motivational speaker. He is credited with founding FUBU, a hip hop apparel company, for which he also serves as the president and CEO. He is also credited with founding a consulting and brand management firm called The Shark Group, where he serves as the CEO.

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Halston
(Fashion Designer)
Halston
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Birthdate: April 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: March 26, 1990

Designer Halston began his career designing hats for American milliner Lilly Daché. He is primarily remembered for pioneering cashmere, or Ultrasued, in the mid-1970s. Known for his party-loving personality, he popularized the halter dress for women. He was also known for his homosexual relationship with Victor Hugo.

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Yves Saint Laurent
(French Fashion Designer and Founder of His Eponymous Fashion Label)
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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Maurizio Gucci
(Former Head of 'Gucci' Fashion House Who was Assassinated by a Hitman Hired by His Former Wife)
Maurizio Gucci
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Birthdate: September 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: March 27, 1995

Maurizio Gucci was an Italian businessman. The grandson of Guccio Gucci, Maurizio served as the chairman of the Gucci group in the early-1990s. At the age of 46, Maurizio was shot dead by a hitman hired by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani. The murder inspired Sara Forden's book The House of Gucci, which has been adapted into a biographical crime film.

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Amancio Ortega Gaona
(Spanish Businessman and Co-Founder of Inditex Fashion Group)
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
(American Fashion Designer and Founder of 'Calvin Klein Inc')
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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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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Allegra Versace
(Italian Heiress, Director of ‘Gianni Versace S.p.A.’ and Daughter of Fashion Designer Donatella Versace )
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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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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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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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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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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Jimmy Choo
(Malaysian Fashion Designer and Co-Founder of ‘Jimmy Choo Ltd’)
Jimmy Choo
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Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: George Town, Penang, Malaya
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.
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Giorgio Armani
(Italian 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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Thierry Mugler
(French Fashion Designer Known for Designing 'Demi Moore’s' Dress From ‘Indecent Proposal')
Thierry Mugler
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Birthdate: December 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: January 23, 2022

French designer Thierry Mugler was initially known for his skills in ballet and drawing. He began his fashion career working for a boutique in Paris and later launched his brand. He is known for his peculiar clothes, inspired by birds and insects, and made of metal and crystals.

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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
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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
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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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Valentino
(Italian Fashion Designer Known for Garments in His Trademark 'Valentino Red')
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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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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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
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Philipp Plein
(German Fashion Designer and Founder of the 'Philipp Plein International Group')
Philipp Plein
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Birthdate: February 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

German designer Philipp Plein is best known for his namesake brand of luxury clothing and accessories. While he initially studied law, he later drifted to interior ahd fashion designing. Over the years, he has designed everything from dog leashes to Swarovski-studded military jackets. He has also won multiple GQ awards.

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Jean Paul Gaultier
(French Fashion Designer Known for His Unconventional Designs with Motifs)
Jean Paul Gaultier
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Birthdate: April 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bagneux, 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.

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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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Wilhelmina Cooper
(Dutch-American Model and Founder of 'Wilhelmina Models')
Wilhelmina Cooper
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Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Culemborg, Netherlands
Died: March 1, 1980

Best remembered for her agency Wilhelmina Models, Dutch model Wilhelmina Cooper was the daughter of a German butcher and took to modeling after moving to the US. Known for her curvy figure and high cheekbones, she graced the cover of Vogue 28 times.

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Miuccia Prada
(Italian Billionaire Fashion Designer and Co-CEO and Head Designer of 'Prada')
Miuccia Prada
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Birthdate: May 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Miuccia Prada is an Italian businesswoman and fashion designer. The granddaughter of Mario Prada, Miuccia is the head designer of the popular luxury fashion house Prada, which was founded by Mario Prada. Miuccia Prada is credited with founding Prada's subsidiary, Miu Miu. In 2014, Miuccia Prada was ranked 75th in Forbes magazine's most powerful woman in the world list.

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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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Emilio Pucci
(Italian Fashion Designer Known for His Kaleidoscopic Colors and Geometric Prints)
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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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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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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Anja Rubik
(Model)
Anja Rubik
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Birthdate: June 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rzeszów, Poland
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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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Martin Margiela
(Fashion designer)
Martin Margiela
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Birthdate: April 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Genk, Belgium
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Vivy Yusof
(Entrepreneur)
Vivy Yusof
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Birthdate: December 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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
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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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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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Max Azria
(American Fashion Designer, Founder and CEO of the ‘BCBG Max Azria Group’)
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.