“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – as always Coco Chanel was right. And the fact is it is very hard to decide who are the best of the best in the fashion world, so I organized them alphabetically. This fashion designers conquered their place in the fashion world and their trends have influenced all our lives.
Alexander McQueen – was known for his iconic fashion and extravagant design.
Calvin Klein – started his own brand in 1968. that was initially recognized for suits and coats, but his sportswear line some became popular.
Christian Dior – when Dior launched his “New Look” collection in 1947 he radically changed the direction of fashion, bringing the world a new idea of luxury.“You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. “Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.” —Christian Dior
Christian Louboutin – launched his own line of women’s shoes in the early 1990’s. He added his legendary red soles in 1993.
Coco Chanel – set the trend for the little black dress. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” Well Coco, you were. In the 1920s, she launched her first perfume and introduced the Chanel suit and the little black dress. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel
Diane Von Furstenberg – Elegance, ease, and accessibility have always been the core of her design philosophy, which has allowed her to turn DVF into a global luxury lifestyle brand. “Attitude is everything.” —Diane von Furstenberg
Dolce & Gabbana – “We love the body of a woman. Coco Chanel was wrong when she said that men were unable to design for women. Women know too much about women and they transpose their needs onto women’s clothes”
Emilio Pucci – Known as the prince of Prints, namelly the “Pucci pants”.
Gianni Versace – became known for his glamorous styles, producing a range of siren dresses that became his trademark. He was also a marketing genius, turning nameless models into international superstars and regularly recruiting celebrities for his campaigns. “Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” —Gianni Versace
Giorgio Armani – an iconic and unique fashion designer. His popularity in America grew in the 1980s with his men’s ‘power suits’. “Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” —Giorgio Armani.
Hubert de Givenchy – opened his own design house in 1952 and was immediately praised for his chic, feminine designs. He is known for his elegant haute couture designs and professional relationships with clients like Audrey Hepburn. “The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” —Hubert de Givenchy.
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Jean Paul Gaultier – sensual, irreverent style continually challenges stereotypical femininity, ignoring traditional gender roles by embracing androgyny and the freedom of sexuality – one of his iconic designs is the cone bra wore by Madonna.
Jimmy Choo – born in Malasya, Choo used the craftsmanship he learned from his father, also a cobbler, to create some of the most coveted shoes in the world.
Karl Lagerfeld – Known for his bold designs and constant reinvention, he’s been hailed Vogue magazine as the “unparalleled interpreter of the mood of the moment.”. “you cannot fake chic but you can be chic and fake fur.” – Karl Lagerfeld
Miuccia Prada – Beginning with Prada’s first ready-to-wear collection in 1989, she established a techno minimalism based on pared-down design, innovative fabrics, and computer-enhanced patterns that have become influentially iconic.
Oscar de la Renta – The unique tone of red on his dresses became to be known as “De la Renta red”. “Walk like you have three men walking behind you.” – Oscar de la Renta
Ralph Lauren – His classic and preppy designs draw upon an image of old world wealth and luxury, and he pioneered the concept of clothes as part of a lifestyle environment. “I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” – Ralph Lauren.
Rene Lacoste – was the world’s number one tennis player for a few years. In later years, he started a line of sportswear that bore his name and whose iconic crocodile symbol became a sign of status.
Tom Ford – his Gucci makeover Ford was the biggest fashion success story of the late 90s. In 2005, Ford launched the Tom Ford brand.
Tommy Hilfiger – his favourite colors are red, white and blue. Since introducing his first collection in 1985, no designer has become more closely associated with Ivy League prep than Tommy Hilfiger. Hilfiger introduced women’s wear in 1996.
Valentino – the Italian Maestro’s classically elegant and feminine designs made women look utterly glamorous. “I know what women want. They want to be beautiful.” —Valentino Garavani
Vera Wang – the most prominent designer of bridal wear in America.
Yves Saint Laurent – after working for Dior, he started YSL in 1962. Many of fashion’s most iconic creations can be attributed to YSL, including the women’s tuxedo jacket, the high-fashion peacoat, and the shirt dress. “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” —Yves Saint Laurent.
Source: Koket Blog