Women Fashion Designers

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Throughout history, there have been many women fashion designers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female fashion designers such as Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum, Coco Chanel.The women fashion designers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
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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.

 2 
Victoria Beckham
(Singer-songwriter)
Victoria Beckham
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Birthdate: April 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harlow, Essex, England

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.

 3 
Donatella Versace
(Fashion Designer and Chief Creative Designer of the Luxury Fashion House 'Versace')
Donatella Versace
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Birthdate: May 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
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. 
 4 
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.

 5 
Rihanna
(One of the Best-Selling Female Pop and R&B Artist In History)
Rihanna
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Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados

For anyone who has a penchant for music, Rihanna needs no introduction. Born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Rihanna is one of the most influential names in the music and fashion industry. Her effortless singing, catchy tunes and inimitable dance moves have won her eight Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and two BRIT Awards.

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Stella McCartney
(Fashion Designer)
Stella McCartney
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Birthdate: September 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lambeth
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.
 7 
Vera Wang
(Fashion Designer Known for Balancing Modern Designs with Traditional Elegance)
Vera Wang
3
Birthdate: June 27, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Beginning her career as an editor for Vogue, American fashion designer Vera Wang began to work independently at the age of forty, designing wedding dresses, evening gowns and figure skating costumes for her celebrity patrons, eventually opening retail stores in several big cities across the world. Also a successful figure skater, she competed at the 1968 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

 8 
Dame Vivienne Westwood
(British fashion designer)
Dame Vivienne Westwood
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Birthdate: April 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tintwistle

British fashion designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood, is credited for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. She attended a course on jewelry at the University of Westminster but left before graduating. She worked as a teacher for a while before turning to fashion designing. She eventually opened four boutiques in London.

 9 
Ashley Olsen
(Fashion Designer, Actress)
Ashley Olsen
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Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
Ashley Olsen is best known for appearing as Michelle Tanner, with her twin sister, Mary-Kate, in the hit sitcom Full House. The sisters starred in many projects of Dualstar Entertainment. They now own a number of fashion brands and have also co-written a book based on fashion.
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Mary-Kate Olsen
(American Former Child Actress and Fashion Designer Known for Her Role in the Sitcom 'Full House')
Mary-Kate Olsen
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Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States

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.

 11 
Jessica Simpson
(American Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Fashion Designer)
Jessica Simpson
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Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States

Jessica Simpson is an American singer, fashion designer, and actress. Her journey from being a teen idol to a sex symbol has been quite inspirational so far. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jessica Simpson has worked with several nonprofit organizations, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has also performed at many benefit concerts.

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Vanessa Williams
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Birthdate: March 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
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Chloë Sevigny
(Actress, Model & Filmmaker Known for Her Work in Independent Films)
Chloë Sevigny
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Birthdate: November 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Chloë Sevigny is an American actress known for playing important roles in experimental or controversial independent films. Also a model and fashion designer, Chloë Sevigny is widely regarded as a style icon, thanks to her alternative fashion sense. She has also released many clothing lines designed by herself!

 14 
Diane von Fürstenberg
(Fashion designer)
Diane von Fürstenberg
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Birthdate: December 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
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Mena Suvari
(Best Known for Starring in Films Like ‘American Beauty’ and ‘American Pie’)
Mena Suvari
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Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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.
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Gloria Vanderbilt
(Artist and Fashion Designer Best Remembered for her Custody Battle)
Gloria Vanderbilt
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Birthdate: February 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 17, 2019

Gloria Vanderbilt was an American fashion designer, actress, author, and socialite. As a child, she was subjected to a child custody trial, which the press named trial of the century due to its high-profile nature. As a designer, Vanderbilt is credited with developing and popularizing designer blue jeans. She also launched a line of household goods and perfumes.

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Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
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Birthdate: February 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monaco

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.

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Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
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Birthdate: October 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, United States
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Mary Quant
(Fashion Designer)
Mary Quant
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Birthdate: February 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, England
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Elsa Schiaparelli
(Fashion designer)
Elsa Schiaparelli
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Birthdate: September 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 13, 1973

Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer who designed the wardrobes for many films like Topaze and Moulin Rouge. Widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the world of fashion, Schiaparelli was considered the greatest rival of Coco Chanel.

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Georgina Chapman
(Fashion Designer, Actress and Co-Founder of the Fashion Label ‘Marchesa’)
Georgina Chapman
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Birthdate: April 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
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.
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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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Betsey Johnson
(Costume designer)
Betsey Johnson
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Birthdate: August 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wethersfield
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Kimberly Stewart
(Model, Reality TV Star)
Kimberly Stewart
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Birthdate: August 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
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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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Donna Karan
(Fashion designer)
Donna Karan
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Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
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Chiara Ferragni
(Italian Businesswoman, Fashion Designer and Founder of Fashion Blog ‘The Blonde Salad’)
Chiara Ferragni
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Birthdate: 1987 AD
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
While studying law in Milan, Chiara Ferragni discovered her love for fashion and started The Blonde Salad, her fashion blog. She dropped out of university, only to be featured on Forbes 30 under 30, as a top fashion influencer. She has also been the subject of a Harvard case study.
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Sadie Frost
(Actress and Fashion Designer Who Ran the Fashion Label 'Frost French')
Sadie Frost
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Birthdate: June 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England

The daughter of psychedelic artist David Vaughan, Sadie Frost began her career with commercials at age 3. Her childhood was spent battling eating disorders. She later appeared in films such as Empire State and Bram Stoker's Dracula. She is also an award-winning designer, with her very own fashion label, Frost French.

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Sonakshi Sinha
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Birthdate: June 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
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Rachel Roy
(Fashion Designer)
Rachel Roy
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Birthdate: January 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Bernardino County, California, United States
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LisaRaye McCoy
(Best Known for Her Role as Diamond in Film ‘The Players Club’)
LisaRaye McCoy
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Birthdate: September 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
LisaRaye McCoy is best known as Diana "Diamond" Armstrong from The Players Club. Fans also loved her as Neesee James in All of Us and as Keisha Greene in Single Ladies. She has earlier served as the First Lady of Turks and Caicos, as the wife of Premier Michael Misick. 
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Georgia May Jagger
(Fashion Model and Designer)
Georgia May Jagger
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Birthdate: January 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West End, London, England

Born to Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and supermodel Jerry Hall, Georgia May Jagger was no stranger to the entertainment world in childhood. Now a popular model in her own right, she has promoted many brands such as Hudson Jeans and Louis Vuitton. She has also ventured into designing.

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Carolina Herrera
(Venezuelan Fashion Designer Known for Her Elegance and for Dressing Various First Ladies)
Carolina Herrera
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Birthdate: January 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Born into an affluent political family of Caracas, Carolina Herrera was introduced to fashion by her socialite grandmother. The Venezuelan-American designer, who owns a luxury clothing line and a fragrance line, is known for dressing up celebrities and eminent personalities such as Michelle Obama and Renee Zellweger. 
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Danna Paola
(Singer)
Danna Paola
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Birthdate: June 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City
From beginning her career with the Mexican Sesame Street at 4, to appearing as lphaba in the Spanish-language production of Wicked, Danna Paola has had a versatile career. She has also been the voice of Rapunzel in the Spanish Tangled and has aced the charts with the track Calla Tú.
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Olivia Palermo
(American Socialite, Model and Fashion Influencer)
Olivia Palermo
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Birthdate: February 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Olivia Palermo is an American fashion influencer, socialite, model, entrepreneur, and television personality. Palermo made headlines in 2007 when she sued socialiterank.com for false news. As a model, Olivia Palermo has appeared on the cover of popular magazines like Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and L'Officiel. Olivia Palermo has also been the face of brands like Banana Republic, Aerin, and Max&Co.

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Simonetta Stefanelli
(Best Known for Her Role of 'Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone' in the Film 'The Godfather')
Simonetta Stefanelli
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Birthdate: November 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Simonetta Stefanelli is an Italian fashion designer, entrepreneur, and former actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone in the popular crime film, The Godfather. After retiring from acting in 1992, Simonetta Stefanelli became an entrepreneur. She owns a fashion store called Simo Bloom, where she designs shoes and purses.

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Rei Kawakubo
(Japanese Fashion Designer and Founder of 'Comme des Garçons')
Rei Kawakubo
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Birthdate: October 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer and the founder of Dover Street Market and Comme des Garçons. She is known as one of the most influential designers and is widely regarded as a fashion icon all over the world.

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Kathy Hilton
(Actress)
Kathy Hilton
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Birthdate: March 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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L'Wren Scott
(Stylist)
L'Wren Scott
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Birthdate: April 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Died: March 17, 2014
 40 
Kiko Mizuhara
(Actress, Model)
Kiko Mizuhara
3
Birthdate: October 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Born to a Korean-Japanese mother and an American father, Kiko Mizuhara plunged into modeling after winning a Seventeen Japan contest. After winning hearts in the Japanese modeling circuit, she became a Chanel ambassador. Her designs, made in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, have been worn by artists such as Beyoncé.

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Miuccia Prada
(Co-CEO and head designer, 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.

 42 
Wendy Williams
(TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author)
Wendy Williams
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Birthdate: July 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey

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.

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Samaire Armstrong
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Birthdate: October 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Whitney Port
(Television personality)
Whitney Port
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Michael Michele
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Birthdate: August 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, USA
 46 
Aubrey O'Day
(Singer-songwriter)
Aubrey O'Day
3
Birthdate: February 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Trinny Woodall
(TV Presenter)
Trinny Woodall
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Birthdate: February 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Fashion and makeover expert Trinny Woodall, founder of the makeup brand Trinny London, began her career as a marketing expert and then wrote fashion columns for The Daily Telegraph. She has co-hosted What Not to Wear with Susannah Constantine, has co-written several bestselling fashion books, and launched a sleepwear line.
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Cedella Marley
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Birthdate: August 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

The daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley and his singer wife Rita Marley, Cedella Marley dons many hats. She is not just a singer but is also a successful fashion designer, an author, and an entrepreneur. She began her singing career with The Melody Makers and now heads her father’s record label.

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Anna Sui
(Designer, Fashion designer)
Anna Sui
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Birthdate: August 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit
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Tory Burch
(Fashion Designer)
Tory Burch
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Birthdate: June 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, United States