French Female Fashion Designers

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Coco Chanel
(French Fashion Designer Best Known as the Founder of 'Chanel' and Her Signature Perfume ‘Chanel No. 5’)
Coco Chanel
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Birthdate: August 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saumur, France
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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Paloma Picasso
(Known for Her Jewelry Designs for Tiffany & Co. & Daughter of Distinguished Painter Pablo Picasso)
Paloma Picasso
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Birthdate: April 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vallauris, France

Fashion and jewelry designer Paloma Picasso is best known as the daughter of legendary artists Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot. She began her career designing costume jewelry for Yves Saint-Laurent and later designed for Tiffany & Co. Known for her signature red lipstick, she also has her own range of perfumes.

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Zahia Dehar
(French-Algerian Fashion and Lingerie Designer)
Zahia Dehar
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Birthdate: February 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghriss, Algeria
At 17, French-Algerian Zahia Dehar made headlines as part of a scandal that claimed she had been an underage escort to footballers Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema. Now a model and a lingerie designer, Dehar has appeared in the film Une Fille Facile, playing a sexually liberated girl named Sofia.
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Jeanne Lanvin
(Fashion designer)
Jeanne Lanvin
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Birthdate: January 1, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 6, 1946

Jeanne Lanvin was a French fashion designer who is credited with founding the multinational high fashion house, Lanvin. She is also credited with founding the perfume and beauty company Lanvin Parfums. In the 1920s, she opened shops devoted to menswear, lingerie, and home décor. In 1938, she was presented with the Officier Legion of Honour.

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Sonia Rykiel
(Fashion designer)
Sonia Rykiel
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Birthdate: May 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: August 25, 2016

Sonia Rykiel was a French writer and fashion designer. She is credited with creating the Poor Boy Sweater—a pullover with high armholes—which was showcased on the cover page of French Elle. Dubbed the Queen of Knits, Sonia Rykiel helped redefine the idea of knitwear in fashion. She is also credited with founding the Sonia Rykiel label in 1968.

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Madeleine Vionnet
(Grand couturier)
Madeleine Vionnet
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Birthdate: June 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chilleurs-aux-Bois
Died: March 2, 1975

Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer who established her own fashion house in 1912. From 1919 to 1939, Vionnet was one of the most prominent designers in Paris. Dubbed the Queen of the bias cut, Vionnet is best remembered for popularizing the bias cut. Regarded as one of the 20th century's most influential designers, Vionnet inspired many fashion designers.

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Uffie
(Singer-Songwriter)
Uffie
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Birthdate: December 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Uffie is an American-French rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, and fashion designer. She is best known for her debut studio album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans which peaked at number 18 in the UK Dance Albums Chart. Uffie's life and career inspired a documentary that was showcased at the 2019 FIPA film festival.

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Julia Restoin Roitfeld
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Birthdate: November 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: France

Julia Restoin Roitfeld is a French designer and creative director. Julia has worked with some of the most prestigious brands, such as Miu Miu and Jean-Paul Gaultier. She has also modeled for international brands like Tom Ford, Lancôme, and Givenchy. Julia Restoin Roitfeld has also graced the cover pages of international publications like Elle, Vogue, Madame Figaro, and Harper's Bazaar.

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Inès de La Fressange
(French Model Who was the First to Sign an 'Exclusivity Contract' with a Fashion House)
Inès de La Fressange
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Birthdate: August 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gassin, France

Inès de La Fressange is a French model, fashion designer, and style icon. In the 1980s, she became the first model to achieve popularity in mainstream media and the first model to sign an exclusive contract with a fashion house. A symbol of the 1980s, La Fressange was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Virginie Viard
(Ffashion designer)
Virginie Viard
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Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Dijon, France
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Loulou de la Falaise
(Fashion designer)
Loulou de la Falaise
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Birthdate: May 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 5, 2011
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Agnès B.
(Fashion Designer)
Agnès B.
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Birthdate: November 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Famed for her self-named brand, Agnès B began her career as junior editor for Elle Magazine. Soon, she left the job to become a fashion apprentice, eventually launching her own brand, opening he first overseas shop in New York City in early 1980s and expanding the line to include skincare, cosmetics and accessories before co-founding a film concern called O'Salvation.
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Nicole Farhi
(Fashion Designer)
Nicole Farhi
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Birthdate: July 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nice, France

Known for her elegant, unstructured designs, fashion designer Nicole Farhi began her career as a freelancer in Paris before moving to London. Eventually she joined French Connection as the head of its design studio in Bow, very soon launching her own label under the company’s umbrella. She gradualy expandied it to include shoes, accessories, home décor, opening shops and even restaurants.

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Gaby Aghion
(French Fashion Designer and the Founder of the French Fashion House Chloé)
Gaby Aghion
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Birthdate: March 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: September 27, 2014

Apart from launching the fashion brand Chloé, Gaby Aghion had apparently also coined the term prêt-à-porter. Born Gabrielle Hanoka, Gaby went to Paris at 18 and got married at 19. She later built an empire out of her feminine clothes made of soft fabric. She was also awarded the Légion d'Honneur.

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Georgina Brandolini d'Adda
(Fashion designer)
Georgina Brandolini d'Adda
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Birthdate: December 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Born in Brazil, to a French aristocrat father and a Brazilian mother, Princess Georgina Maria, better known as Georgina Brandolini d'Adda, started her career as a Dior intern. She then worked for Valentino and Balmain. She has also designed jackets for Blazé Milano and worked for the São Paulo-based Iguatemi.

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Adeline Andre
(Fashion designer)
Adeline Andre
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Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: Bangui, French Equatorial Africa
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Marie-Louise Carven
(For her designs for petite women, her use of lightweight fabrics such as lace and pink gingham)
Marie-Louise Carven
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Birthdate: August 31, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Châtellerault, France
Died: June 8, 2015
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Vanessa Bruno
(Fashion designer)
Vanessa Bruno
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Birthdate: July 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Maggy Rouff
(Fashion designer)
Maggy Rouff
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Birthdate: 1896 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 7, 1971
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Germaine Lecomte
(Fashion designer)
Germaine Lecomte
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Birthdate: August 28, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bressuire, France
Died: October 1, 1966