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Top Five Fashion Designers in History

Posted by in Shopping: Clothing & Apparel: Designer  ~  June 15, 2012 03:54:15 PM

Fashion design is a very interesting business. Although the popular fashion trends are constantly changing, there are some designers who are able to keep up with them. Some fashion designers tend to gain more popularity than others. Throughout the years, many develop very reputable names for themselves. Here are the top five fashion designers in history.

1. Giorgio Armani

Born in 1934, Giorgio Armani is considered to be the most successful designer in both Italy and the entire world. His line of clothing, which is called Armani, is the most well known for its menswear. Armani recently has expanded to the food business, by opening a restaurant called Armani Ristorante in New York City.

2. Calvin Klein

This American fashion designer founded Calvin Klein, Inc.. Calvin Klein’s entire line of clothing is very well known, but it has gained the most recognition for its jeans and underwear. Calvin Klein has also produced a variety of fragrances, including the very famous CK One. Although it is very popular, the Calvin Klein brand of clothing is still fairly new, since it began in 1942. In comparison to many of the most established fashion designers, CK is one of the most new and is rapidly growing as the years go by.

3. Louis Vuitton

Before founding what would become one of the leading designers of handbags, Louis Vuitton worked as a retailer of luggage and trunks. The award winning designer established his business in 1854. Some of the items that are now available at Louis Vuitton outlets include leather goods, fashion accessories, and jewelry.

4. Dolce & Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana make the number four spot on this list, which is because you cannot have one without the other. These Italian designers, who were at one point romantically involved with one another, have made a great name for themselves. They design everything from fragrances to sunglasses to clothing. Although Dolce & Gabbana have reached rough patches with their relationship, they have not let it affect business.

5. Vera Wang

This American designer, who was born in 1949, is the most well known for her wedding dress collection. Most consider her to be the best wedding designer in history, which is mainly due to the fact that she has helped break away from traditional wedding dress designs. Prior to that, she worked as a senior fashion editor for Vogue magazine. She is one of the other top fashion designers who has only recently made a name for herself. Vera Wang has become very successful, especially with her line of affordable clothing that is sold at Kohl’s department stores.

These are just five of the most well known and reputable fashion designers in history. It is important to keep in mind that there are many other fashion designers out there who have also been highly successful and have produced beautiful designs. Fashion designers come and go throughout the years, but there are some that will always be here to stay, such as those that are mentioned above.