10 famous fashion designers

We present the 10 fashion designers that in our point of view are the most important and well-known fashion and accessories world at the moment. The classification is based on our appreciations and on the constant observation of the presence of these designers in lists of awards and recognition worldwide and on the most prestigious fashion runways on the planet. These are fashionable designers within reach of very few but we would all like to have in our closet sometime.


Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, better known as Valentino was born on May 11, 1932 in Voghera, Lombardy (Italy).
He is an Italian fashion designer, whose brand is one of the most prestigious in the world.
It also markets perfumes in collaboration with the Spanish company Puig.


Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born on September 10, 1938 in Hamburg (Germany). He is widely recognized as one of the most influential fashion designers of the second half of the 20th century. He owes much of his popularity to his work for the Chanel firm, to his activity as a photographer and also to his striking public appearances, often surrounded by celebrities of the show. He has also worked for the fashion houses Fendi and Chloé.

He is the most prestigious German designer on the international scene. Since he began his activity as the main designer of the Chanel house more than 20 years ago, his success has only increased.
Many of his famous designs show an innovative and eccentric character, complete with perfumes and accessories that bear his name.


John Galliano was born in Gibraltar on November 28, 1960. He is a British fashion designer. Born under the name of Juan Carlos Antonio Galliano-Guillén, his father was Gibraltarian and his Spanish mother. He moved to London as a child and received an education at Wilson's School in Wallington. In 1984 he graduated in fashion design from the St. Martin's School of Arts, with a collection inspired by the French Revolution. After that he established his own brand, with his name, thus initiating a solid career as a fashion designer.

He was awarded the British Designer of the Year award in 1987, 1994 and 1995. In 1997 he shared the award with Alexander McQueen, his successor at the Givenchy firm. He has also worked with Susannah Constantine and Christian Dior.


It is one of the leading Italian fashion firms and was founded by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in the 80s, and although in the beginning they started with exclusive clothing presses, their accessories (glasses, watches, rings ...) have more and more repercussion. , perfumes or mobile phones or even restaurants.

Their advertising campaigns usually cause a stir, and sometimes have become censored. Dolce & Gabbana is very popular for its designs among Hollywood artists, have designed clothes for Madonna, Gisele Bündchen, Monica Bellucci, Ayumi Hamasaki, Isabella Rossellini, Lady Gaga or Kylie Minogue among others.
The headquarters of the company is located in Milan. The private life of these two designers, an avowed gay couple, became public in 2005, when they officially announced their emotional breakup.


Giorgio Armani was born on July 11, 1934 in Piacenza (Italy). He is an Italian fashion designer mainly known for his men's clothing. He formed his own company in 1974 and 37 years later Forbes magazine considered him the most successful Italian designer, estimating his fortune in 7,000,000,000 dollars. Admired and promoted by different film actors and musicians, Armani has diversified its production with perfumery and other accessories.
Giorgio Armani is a shrewd businessman, skilled at modulating creativity and fantasy according to the new needs of modern life. Their clothes are comfortable, usually straight lines and rather sober, although made in selected materials. Her collections of women have a rather androgynous aesthetic, they do not highlight the shapes and rather look for stylization, enhancing verticality. It does not abuse the color, although it includes occasional applications of rhinestones and metallic threads.


María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño was born in Caracas (Venezuela) in 1939. Known as Carolina Herrera, she was Marquesa consorte de Torre Casa for her marriage to Reinaldo Herrera. She is a renowned Venezuelan fashion designer, internationally renowned, who founded her own empire in 1980. At present Carolina Herrera brand has become the US subsidiary of the Spanish fashion and perfume company Puig.

In 1980, she launched her first fashion collection to the market, and at the end of the decade she already had her own designs for girlfriends, as well as a perfume with her own name. She is one of the most successful designers in the United States and Latin America, and is characterized by great elegance and luxury in each of her designs.


Jean Paul Gaultier was born April 24, 1952 in Arcueil (France). He is a French fashion designer. He owns his own clothing brand (Jean Paul Gaultier), whose majority shareholder is the Spanish fashion and perfume company Puig. He was also creative director of Hermès.
Gaultier never received formal education as a designer. Instead, he started sending his drawings to famous designers, in addition to loving art and being an admirer of Krasivaya, a beautiful Russian model (which he said was his muse). She would inspire him to go beyond himself and let his imagination fly.
Gaultier immersed himself in the world of haute couture when he was very young. Pierre Cardin was impressed by his talent, and hired him as an assistant in 1970.


Donatella Versace was born in Reggio di Calabria (Italy) on May 2, 1955. She is an Italian fashion designer, sister of Gianni Versace. In the 1970s she began designing knitwear in Florence, Italy while studying languages.
Prior to the murder of his brother Gianni, in July 1997, Donatella and Santo Versace carried out secondary works in their fashion house. However, after Gianni's death, Donatella and Santo took over his brother's business.

Currently Donatella is responsible for designing and Santo is the financial brain. During a few years of transition it was said that the name of the firm Versace was on the tightrope, due to the evolution of fashion towards a more sober taste that moved away from the distinctive style of this brand. But the survival of the company remained and in recent times the typical exuberance of Versace has regained its esteem. Thus, Donatella came to collaborate with H & M in the launch of an affordable collection, which reissued the Versace aesthetic of the 80s and 90s.


Tom Ford was born on August 27, 1961 in Austin, Texas. He is a fashion designer and director of North American cinema. He is considered one of the most famous and influential designers in history.
He spent much of his childhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico and moved to New York to study art history at the University of New York. There he discovered his true vocation: fashion.
For this reason the young Tom decided to move to Paris, where he studied in depth the world of the catwalk, and then to Milan, where he went to work at the firm Gucci, which would make his dreams as a designer come true.
He has been baptized as the savior of Gucci, because he was responsible for removing it from the total bankruptcy in which he was, and turned it into a company that today is worth 4,300 million dollars.


Óscar de la Renta was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on July 22, 1932. He is a Dominican fashion designer. He has received important awards and, over the years, has diversified his creations to many areas of design. In addition, he remains linked to his native country through different charitable activities.
At 18 he went to Madrid to study painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.
In Spain he discovered his interest in the world of fashion, something that had not been raised until then, and began his career in this industry working with his friend Cristóbal Balenciaga. In 1961, the accredited Antonio Castillo hired him to work as a sewing assistant at the Lanvin house in Paris, France. He left Spain to live for two years in Paris. Later he traveled to New York to collaborate with Elizabeth Arden.

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