Top 10 Fashion Designers

Living in a world dominated by fashion and style, the fashion industry is something that you can’t ignore even if you want to. The top level fashion designers rock the fashion industry and keep it going. When it comes to fashion, every women has a different taste, but these are designers who manage to suit the needs of different types of women. They have dressed some of the most influential and stunning people in the world. So if you have one of them dressing you up, you can be sure of looking like a diva. Don’t you wanna know who they are?

Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace

1. Donatella Versace

Who doesn't know this lady today? While she is pretty stylish herself, Donatella loves to dress up everybody around her. She took over her brother Gianni Versace, after his death, and has done clear justice to the Versace industry. Her popularity especially increased after she dressed up Jennifer Lopez at the Grammys in the year 2000, with the famous Versace Green Dress that was named as the Jungle-Dress. She has also dressed Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Demi Moore. Currently she is the Vice-President of the Versace Group and is also the chief designer. Her dresses speak volumes on the grounds of elegance, flamboyance and sophistication.


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Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana

Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana

2. Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana

They are not just names of two incredible designers, they are names that are on the tip-of-the-tongues of fashion conscious women around the world. Dolce & Gabbana, their Italian fashion house was created in Milan and was separated into two departments. One is called Dolce&Gabbana while the other one is just D&G. While Dolce&Gabbana deals in luxury fashion for formal and timeless trends, D&G is more of a casual and younger line of trend. They are especially known for their perfectionism in making a star feel like a star. They have dressed celebs like Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Monica Bellucci and Kylie Minogue. Any woman who wears something designed by them is sure to feel beautiful and confident.


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Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

3. Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is not just an amazing fashion designer, he's a gorgeous man as well. He is one of the best in his profession and many fashion conscious people find solace in his designs. Marc Jacobs designs are not just beautiful, but also feminine and fresh. Most of his designs are inspired from the 1940s to the 1980s. He was the youngest designer to have ever received an award, the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent. It is one of the highest tribute in the fashion industry.


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Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson

4. Betsey Johnson

Betsey is noted for her colorful, preppy, bold and funky designs. Her designs are also very feminine and capricious. They have a sense of affability about them. Blessed with immense creativity, Betsey uses all her imagination for her designs. According to her, the many dance lessons that she took up as a child are instrumental to her works. She has won several awards thanks to her ability to think different and stand out from the rest of designers. In the year 2009, she won a Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fashion by The National Arts.


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Valentino Garavani

Valentino Garavani

5. Valentino Garavani

Born in Italy, Valentino has fashion pumping through his blood right from childhood. His fashion sense is most associated with being very rich and classy. In fact, sumptuousness is his personal trademark. This renowned designer has set new volumes to the world of fashion. He has dressed legends like Elizabeth Taylor and Julia Roberts. His priceless awards have also won him several awards like the L├ęgion d'honneur in the year 2006.


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John Galliano

John Galliano

6. John Galliano

John Galliano, coming from Britain, is yet another well-known name in the fashion industry. He has a history of being the head designer of exclusive labels like French haute couture houses Givenchy and Christian Dior. According to him, he believes Charlize Theron, the former fashion model and actress, as his favorite muse and he absolutely loves designing things for her. In fact, most of the dresses that she wears at the red carpet events are designed by him. Other John Galliano loyalists from Hollywood are Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

7. Stella McCartney

In spite of being the daughter of a superstar and former Beatles member, Sir Paul McCartney, Stella managed to find a secure place for her in the industry. People know her for who she is and not for what her father is. Her career started at the age of 13, when she made her first jacket. After that there was no turning back. During the course of her career, she has designed clothes for well-known figures like Madonna, Annie Lennox, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law. While she has received a couple of criticisms regarding her work, people still look up to her in the fashion industry. And during the years gone by, she has proved that she is here to stay.


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Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

8. Ralph Lauren

Ralph's designs have something in them that make you want to wear them the moment you set your eyes on them. He is specially acknowledged for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand, but also has a number of his other works to brag about. His designs are characterized by a rusty, exotic and individualistic look. He has won the COTY Award for his menswear line in, 1970.


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Tom Ford

Tom Ford

9. Tom Ford

Tom Ford is not just an American film director, but also a successful fashion designer. He is also a trained actor. He especially gained fame, internationally, for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house, and for the creation and development of the Tom Ford label. Today he is the Creative Director for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Apart from the plenty other claims to fame, he is also the proud winner of the very first VH1 Fashion Awards ever received.


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Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

10. Calvin Klein

Last but not the least, we finally come to one of the most popular names in the fashion world. It is none other than Calvin Klein. When Calvin Klein started with his own line of designs, he was specially appreciated for his clean lines. It didn't take time for people to start noticing him. Hardly had he launched his first line of jeans and Calvin was already the hot topic at the New York elite fashion scene.


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  • Donatella Versace
  • Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Betsey Johnson
  • Valentino Garavani
  • John Galliano
  • Stella McCartney
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Tom Ford
  • Calvin Klein

So the next time you need something really fashionable to put on and have the cash in hand, you have 10 choices to pick from. You blooming designers have people to look up to and learn from.

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