Top 50 Fashion Designers In The World

Fashion Designers In The World

Hello Freaksters, today you will be reading about the Top 50 Fashion Designers In the world.

Fashion Designers are the faces behind what we wear. It is their ideas that lead to the creations we all adore and save all the pennies to get one. Marie-Jeanne Rose Bertin, the dressmaker of Queen Marie Antoinette was the first famous French fashion designer.

Later many other become prominent like Charles Frederick Worth, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and many more. Nowadays it’s a tough call to become a designer and behold a rank in the world.

50. Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger - Fashion Designers In The World

Tommy Hilfiger is an American fashion designer, born on 21st March 1951, New York, U.S. He formed the brand Tommy Hilfiger in 1985. He is 50th on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.

Earlier the company produced jeans and later introduces men’s wear line in 1980 and women’s line in 1992. His designs have the American feel which all his garments reflect.


49. Elie Saab

Elie Saab- Fashion Designers In The World

Elie Saab is a Lebanese fashion designer, born on 4th July 1964 in Damour, Lebanon. He specializes in bridal couture. His gowns are made using expensive fabrics, lace, pearls, Swarovski crystals and intricate embroidery. He started his label in 1980 and has become a well-known designer in the world.


48. Rene Lacoste

Rene Lacoste- Fashion Designers In The World

Jean René Lacoste was a French fashion designer, born on 2nd July 1904 in Paris, France. Earlier he was a tennis player and has won several awards. He founded the brand in 1929 when he introduced the Lacoste tennis shirt. He was called “the Crocodile” by his tennis opponents. Hence, the brand’s logo is a crocodile.


47. Rei Kawakubo

Rei Kawakubo- Fashion Designers In The World

Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer, born on 11th October 1942 in Tokyo, Japan. She established her own brand, Comme des Garçons Co. Ltd in Tokyo, in 1973. She is 47th on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.

Earlier the company produced women’s line but in 1978, the men’s line was also added. Her designs are considered to be an outburst of creativity.


46. Pierre Cardin

Pierre Cardin- Fashion Designers In The World

Pierre Cardin is a French fashion designer, born on 2nd July 1992 in San Biagio di Callalta, Italy. His designs are more experimental than practical.

He has his Avant-Garde essence into his clothing lines keeping them more geometric. He established his brand, Pierre Cardin in 1950 which was initially a fashion brand. In the 1960’s it expanded to perfumes and cosmetics.

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45. Rick Owens

Rick Owens- Fashion Designers In The World

Richard Saturnino Owens is an American fashion designer, born on 18th November 1962 in Porterville, California, U.S. His labels include Rick Owens, DRKSHDW and Rick Owens Lilies. He is 45th on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.

The label Rick Owens has a luxe-grunge aesthetic. His designs have a minimal look which makes it more sumptuous.


44. Zac Posen

Zac Posen-Fashion Designers In The World

Zachary E. Posen is an American fashion designer, born on 24th October 1980 in New York, U.S. He started his label Zac Posen Brooks Brothers in 2014 in partnership with the Brooks Brothers.

In 2018 he redesigned the uniforms for the Delta Air Lines, from flight attendants to customer service


43. Pierre Balmain

Pierre Balmain-Fashion Designers In The World

Pierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain was a French fashion designer, born on 18th May 1914 in Savoie, France. He founded the Balmain fashion house which is known for its elegance and sophistication. He is 43rd on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.


42. Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli- Fashion Designers In The World

Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer, born on 15th November 1940, in Florence, Italy. He is the founder of the labels Roberto Cavalli, Just Cavalli, Roberto Cavalli Junior, Roberto Cavalli Parfums and Roberto Cavalli Home. Roberto Cavalli deals with Luxury clothing, perfume and leather accessories.


41. Vera Wang

Vera Wang- Fashion Designers In The World

Vera Ellen Wang is an American fashion designer, born on 27th June 1949 in New York, U.S. She is a renowned bridal wear designer and has made wedding gowns for celebrities like Chelsea Clinton, Karenna Gore, Ivanka Trump, Campbell Brown, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian. Wang’s evening wear has also been worn by Michelle Obama.


40. Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik- Fashion Designers In The World

Manuel Blahnik Rodríguez known as Manolo Blahnik is a Spanish fashion designer, born on 27th November 1942 in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain. He is the founder of the prominent shoe brand, Manolo Blahnik. He is at the 40th position of top 50 fashion designers in the world.

He never studied shoemaking professionally but learned it by talking to pattern cutters, technicians and machine operators during his visits to shoe factories. His eminent classic stiletto heels include BB Pump, Hangisi Pump, Swan Pump, Campari Pump and Chaos Sandal.


39. Tory Burch

Tory Burch- Fashion Designers In The World

Tory Burch an American fashion designer, born on 17th June 1966 in Pennsylvania, United States. She is the owner of the brand Tory Burch LLC. Her brand speaks about her personality.

It offers a wide and exquisite range of clothing for women, shoes, handbags, accessories and more. In 2015, she was listed as the 73rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.


38. Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta-Fashion Designers In The World

Oscar de la Renta was a Dominican fashion designer. He was born on 22nd July 1932 in Santo Domingo. Oscar received his fashion training from Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. He worked for fashion houses like Balmain and Lanvin. He is 38th on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.

Oscar de la Renta got international recognition in the 1960s as one of the couturiers for Jacqueline Kennedy. Later he started his own label, Oscar de la Renta which diversified into bridal wear in 2006. He also introduced his fragrance line, accessories line and homeware line in 1997, 2001 and 2002 respectively.


37. Mary Quant

Mary Quant- Fashion Designers In The World

Barbara Mary Quant is an English fashion designer, born on 11th February 1934 in London, England. She is one of them who has been given the credit for promoting the mini skirts and the hot pants.

Her sense of style has been influential for the young generation as it talks loud about fun and frolic. In 1963 Quant was the first winner of the Dress of the Year award.


36. Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci-Fashion Designers In The World

Emilio Pucci was an Italian fashion designer and politician. He was born on 20th November 1914 in Florence, Italy. After his death in 1992, his daughter, Laudomia Pucci created the label Pucci and continued to design for it.

In 2000, 67% of the label was acquired by LVMH. The label is known for its kaleidoscopic colors and geometric prints in clothing and homeware.


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35. Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin- Fashion Designers In The World

Christian Louboutin is a French fashion designer born on 7th January 1964 in Paris, France. A drop out from school, who received little formal training at the Académie d’Art Roederer for drawing and decorative arts, is now prominent fashion figure who masters in exquisite footwear. Red- lacquered soles that have become his signature.

After designing shoes for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Maud Frizon, he opened his shoe salon in 1991. Princess Caroline of Monaco was his first customer which made him renowned. He is 35th on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.


34. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana- fashion designer

The founders of the fashion house Dolce & Gabbana met in 1980 at an atelier in Milan. Domenico was born on August 13 1958, Sicily and Stefano were born on November 14, 1962, in Milan, Italy.

They started their partnership in 1958 when they launched Dolce & Gabbana with women’s collection. Later they launched beachwear line, perfumes, men’s collection, men’s cologne, jeans and eyewear line. Their first stand-alone store was opened in 2004, in London, England.

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33. John Galliano

John Galliano-Fashion Designers In The World

John Charles Galliano is a British fashion designer, born on 28th November 1960, in Gibraltar. He started his own label John Galliano in 1988 but had to terminate it in 2011 after a scandal. 2013 he came back in the game. Earlier he was the designer head at Givenchy and Dior, but presently he is the creative head at Maison Margiela.

In 2018, he gave a statement to Elle that he would stop using fur in collections after his meeting with Penelope Cruz and PETA’s Dan Matthews.

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32. Anna Sui

Anna Sui- Fashion Designers In The World

Anna Sui is an American fashion designer, born on August 4, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan, US. She is the owner of the fashion label Anna Sui. Her other labels include Dolly Girl by Anna Sui, Anna Sui Mini, Anna Sui Vision and The Souvenir Shop Anna Sui.

The product line includes footwear, cosmetics, fragrances, eyewear, jewelry, accessories, home goods and gifts.

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31. Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood- Fashion Designers In The World

Vivienne Isabel Westwood was born on 8 April 1941. She is a British fashion designer. She is accoladed for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.

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30. Jeanne Lanvin

Jeanne Lanvin- Fashion Designers In The World

Jeanne-Marie Lanvin was born on 1 January 1867. She was a French haute couture fashion designer. Lanvin was the founder of the Lanvin fashion house. She also founded the beauty and perfume company, Lanvin Parfums.
She is 30th on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.

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29. Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld- fashion designer

Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born on 10 September 1933. He is a German creative director, artist, photographer, and caricaturist. He is the creative director of his own fashion label, Karl Lagerfeld. Previously he has been the creative director of fashion luxury fashion houses like Chanel and Fendi.

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28. Jean Paul Gaultier

 Jean Paul Gaultier- fashion designer

Jean Paul Gaultier was born on 24 April 1952. He is a French haute couture and prêt-à-porter (ready to wear) fashion designer. Gaultier has his label in his own name, Jean-Paul Gaultier. He served as the creative director of Hermès from 2003 to 2010.

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27. Michael Kors

Michael Kors- fashion designer

Michael David Kors was born on August 9, 1959. He is an American fashion designer specializing in sportswear. He is the founder of his company Michael Kors Holdings Limited.

Kors became the youngest recipient ever of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2010.

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26. Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake- fashion designer

Issey Miyake was born on 22 April 1938 and is a Japanese fashion designer. He is credited for his technology-driven clothing designs, exhibitions and fragrances.

Issey Miyake is one of the co-Directors of 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT which is Japan’s first design museum. In 2010, he received Japan’s Order of Culture award.

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25. Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney- fashion designer

Stella Nina McCartney was born on 13 September 1971 and is an English fashion designer. She is known for her use of vegetarian and animal-free alternatives in her work. She is 25th on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.

Stella Nina McCartney has been consistent and vocal in not using any leather or fur in her designs. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2013.

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24. Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo- fashion designer

Salvatore Ferragamo was born on 5 June 1898. He was an Italian shoe designer and the founder of luxury goods high-end retailer Salvatore Ferragamo. He is known for the innovations of wedge heel and cage heel in shoes.

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23. Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson- fashion designer

Betsey Johnson was born on August 10, 1942. She’s an American fashion designer best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. She is a long-term breast cancer survivor.

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22. Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo- fashion designer

Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat was born on 15 November 1948. He has the honorific traditional title of Datuk to his name. Jimmy is a Malaysian fashion designer.

He is the founder of Jimmy Choo Ltd., which is best known for its handmade women’s shoes. He has received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

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21. Kate Spade

Kate Spade- fashion designer

Katherine Noel Valentine Brosnahan is an American fashion designer, born on 24th December 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. She along with her husband, Andy Spade, established the label, Kate Spade in 1993. She is 21st on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.

In the starting it only sold handbags but later it extended to extended to clothing, jewelry, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby items, fragrances, tabletop, bedding, and gifts. 

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20. Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto- fashion designer

Yohji Yamamoto, a Japanese fashion designer was born on 3 October 1943. He is famous for his avant-garde tailoring featuring Japanese design aesthetics. His collections are predominately made in black.

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19. Hubert de Givenchy

Hubert de Givenchy- fashion designer

Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy was born on 20 February 1927, in France. He emerged as the French fashion designer who founded the house of Givenchy in 1952.

He is best known for his Little black dress worn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It is considered the most iconic item of fashion in the twentieth century.

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18. Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent- fashion designer

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent was born on 1 August 1936 in a French district of Oran.  In 1961, this French-Algerian fashion designer founded his eponymous fashion label.

He is regarded as one of the foremost fashion designers of the twentieth century. He is credited with having introduced the tuxedo suit for women.

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17. Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs- fashion designer

Marc Jacobs was born on April 9, 1963. He is an American fashion designer. He has once served as the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton. In 2012, Out Magazine listed him in the top “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America”.

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16. Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg- fashion designer

Diane von Fürstenberg was born on December 31, 1946. She is a Belgian-American fashion designer. She is prominently known for her wrap dress.

Since 2006, she is president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). In the year 2014, Forbes listed get as the 68th most powerful woman in the world.

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15. Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace- fashion designer

Gianni Versace was born on 2 December 1946. He was an Italian fashion designer. His fashion house produced accessories, fragrances, make-up, home furnishings, and clothes. He is 15th on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.

He posthumously received the America Award in memory from the Italy-USA Foundation in 2017.

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14. Donna Karan

Donna Karan- fashion designer

Donna Karan (referred to as “DK”) was born on October 2, 1948. She is an American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels. In 2007, she established her own lifestyle brand named Urban Zen.

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13. Cristobal Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga- fashion designer

Cristóbal Balenziaga Eizaguirre was born on January 21, 1895. He was the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house and a Spanish Basque fashion designer. He is known as the couturier of uncompromising standards. His admirer Christian Dior used to refer to him as “the master of us all”.

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12. Valentino Garavani

Valentino Garavani- fashion designer

Valentino Clemente Ludovico Gravami was born on 11 May 1932. He is an Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino brand and company.

His main lines include Valentino, Valentino Garavani, R.E.D. Valentino and Valentino Roma. He is a dog lover.  He has named the second line of clothing after his late pug Oliver.

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11. Tom Ford

Tom Ford - fashion designer

Thomas Carlyle Ford was born on August 27, 1961. He has a versatile personality being an American fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He is 11th on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.

In 2006, Ford launched his own line of menswear, beauty, eyewear, and accessories and named the label after himself, “Tom Ford”. Previously he was the Creative Director at luxury fashion houses Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent.

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10. Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera was born on January 8, 1939. She is a Venezuelan fashion designer. Carolina has carved out a niche with her exceptional personal style. She has dressed various First Ladies of United States including Jacqueline Onassis, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama.

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9. Miuccia Prada

Miuccia Prada - fashion designer

Miuccia Prada was born on 10 May 1949. She is the head designer of Prada and the founder of its subsidiary Miu Miu. In 2014, Forbes listed her as the 75th most powerful woman in the world. In 2016, she won Glamour USA’s Woman of the Year Award.

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8. Christian Dior

Christian Dior - fashion designer

Christian Dior was born on 21 January 1905. He was a French fashion designer. Christian was the founder of one of the world’s top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior, which is now owned by Group Arnault. He died of heart attack while on a vacation in Italy.

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7. Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace - fashion designer

Donatello Versace was born on 2 May 1955 in the Italian city of Reggio di Calabria. She got popular after designing the Versace Green Dress, also known as the “Jungle-Dress”, which was worn by Jennifer Lopez at the Grammys.

She is the first woman to be named as the Designer of the Year at the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards in the UK and China. Donatella received the Fashion Icon award at GQ Awards Berlin in November 2018.

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6. Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren - fashion designer

Ralph Lauren was born on October 14, 1939. He is an American fashion designer. In 2018, he has been appointed the Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire and became the 91st richest person in America. He is 6th on the list of top 50 fashion designers in the world.

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5. Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein - fashion designer

Calvin Richard Klein was born November 19, 1942. He is an American fashion designer. He founded his Calvin Klein Inc., in 1968. In 1981, 1983 and 1993, he received an award from Councils of Fashion Designs of America.

He was considered as the new Yves Saint Laurent of his times and was noted for his clean finished work.

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4. Azzedine Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa - fashion designer

Azzedine Alaïa was born in Tunisia on 26 February 1935. He was a couturier and shoe designer. He is revered for his independence and passion for discreet luxury.

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3. Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani - fashion designer

Born on 11 July 1934, Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer. He founded his company in his own name in 1975.

Giorgio was the first designer to ban models with a body mass index (BMI) less than 18. He is approbated as the most successful designer of Italian origin.

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2. Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen - fashion designer

Lee Alexander McQueen (born on 17th March 1969) was a British fashion designer and couturier. He own label was founded in 1992. Lee Alexander McQueen lived for 40 years where he worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996-2001.

He bagged the coveted British Designer of the Year awards four times during his lifetime.

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1. Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel - fashion designer

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel, born on 19 August 1883 was a French fashion designer and businesswoman.  She spent 87 glorious years in the world and created one of the strongest fashion labels of all times.

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