Top 10 Fashion Designers of All Time
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Top 10 Fashion Designers of All Time

Fashion is one of the most high-valued industries throughout the years. It’s no longer a required necessity for the human being. Fashion has also become a source of inspiration on how to look stunning by mixing and matching different clothing. The fashion industry has taken a big role in the country’s economy. When the country’s fashion designers rule the way people dress, they rule the world. This is why some countries are famous for becoming fashion icons as they are the homeland of worldwide influential designers.

The following are the top world fashion designers of all time that you should know.

1. Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein was one of the most famous fashion designers specializing in leather, perfume, watches and jewelry, and ready-to-wear. The collection from this American designer has evolved into high-end apparel that people will compete to get.

The brand also had a diverse audience since using the LGBTQ+ community in one of its explainer video commercials. This made Calvin Klein become one of the most loved casual brands in the world.

2. McQueenAlexander

Alexander McQueen was a British fashion designer with a background in tailoring. His specialties in garments and interests in making stunning apparel had pushed him further into studying fashion back in college.

When he graduated with his Arts degree, an English magazine editor took an interest in his collection. This was the beginning of the designing journey. The former British editor, Isabella Blow, since then became his patron in creating design pieces.    

3. Christian Dior

After World War II, only a few designers dominated the fashion industry at that time. Since the situation wasn’t any good in the first place, some names had the opportunity to launch a collection, which Christian Dior did.

Dior was a french fashioner designer who used to design clothes for the wives of Nazi officers. He collaborated with other designers to make dresses and fuller skirts for the important wives’ officers. He also successfully restored the French clothes house after the cold war.

4. Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel or “Coco” Chanel was a French fashion designer and businesswoman who made popular sporty apparel in post-World War I. She contributed to the trend for replacing a feminine “corseted” style standard by infusing the casual-chic collection.

Until today, Coco Chanel has become one of the most sought brands every celebrity looks for when walking on the red carpet.

5. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were a pair of Italian designers who went by the name Dolce & Gabbana. Their collection was so unique that they racked into a luxury fashion house in the country.    

Many celebrities had used Dolce and Gabbana selections in the past. Their appearance at the Cannes Film Festival using the designers’ pieces had gained huge attention from a worldwide audience.


6. Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace is an Italian fashion designer, socialite, and businesswoman who is also a sister of Gianni Versace. Gianni was a renowned fashion designer who was murdered in Florida. Donatella inherited a share of the fashion house from his brother after his death in 1997.

Donatella now continues the fashion house and has approached celebrities and royals, like Princess Diana, to wear the collection. The brand is so popular that it’s used in pop culture, such as Bruno Mars’ song Versace on the Floor.

7. Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani is another Italian fashion designer who has founded the fashion house under his own name. His luxury fashion house has been used to manufacture a diverse collection ranging from watches and jewelry, ready-to-wear, leather goods, cosmetics, and more.

This Italian designer is also popular for his androgynous apparel, where everyone can wear his pieces without considering genders. This is why Giorgio Armani is one of the most friendly ready-to-wear collections for every community.

8. Hubert de Givenchy

Hubert de Givenchy was a renowned French fashion designer born in an aristocratic family. Givenchy became even more popular after designing dresses for Audrey Hepburn, a British actress, and fashion icon.

Givenchy had dedicated his first fashion house to welcoming his collection of ball gowns. His pieces were so famous that some major production houses began to use the collection in most 50s movies, such as Breakfast with Tiffany.

9. Michael Kors

Michael Kors is an American fashion designer who focuses on creating men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, watches, jewelry, fragrance, and footwear. He studied fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology for a short period of time before landing a job in the fashion industry.

Kors begins opening his own fashion house where he produces collections for both men and women. His pieces then gain attention from hot celebrities like Diana Ross and Vera Wang, making his fashion house even more popular. 

10. Ralph Lauren

Ralph “Lauren” Lipschitz is an American fashion designer who gains the title of one of the most expensive brands in the world. Lauren has his collection displayed in selected museums for how beautifully crafted his pieces are. This is why the brand makes its way to must-have items for royals and celebrities.  

Ralph is still active in designing clothes for different usage. One of the famous collections he has made before is for the movie adaption of the Great Gatsby.


The fashion industry is one of the highest gains for the country’s economy over the past century. Famous fashion designers can even reshape the label of a nation itself as the most prominent fashion orientation for other countries. That’s why France and Italy are known for their fashionista label due to becoming a home for renowned fashion designers. However, not every famous fashion designer is French and Italian. Many British and American designers have their own names placed on the top rank of influential designers.


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