• Designer Profiles: Balenciaga

    Designer Profiles: Balenciaga

    Cristóbal Balenciaga was a Spanish dress designer who created elegant ball gowns and other classic designs who also had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior.
  • Designer Profiles: Halston

    Designer Profiles: Halston

    Halston was an iconic American clothing designer who rose to international fame in the 1970s. His minimalist, clean designs, often made of cashmere or Ultrasuede, were a new phenomenon in the mid-1970s. He created relaxed urban lifestyle clothing for women that was much loved however it was the sexy, yet elegant dresses he designed that became a staple for disco lovers and redefined American fashion.
  • Designer Profiles: Giorgio Armani

    Designer Profiles: Giorgio Armani

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    Giorgio Armani is an iconic clothing designer in fact regarded as one of the best the world has ever seen, who has expanded his empire to include restaurants and hotels. His popularity skyrocketed in America in the 1980s with the debut of men's 'power suits'.
  • Designer Profiles: Donna Karan

    Designer Profiles: Donna Karan

    From the start, Karan made it her mission to "design modern clothes for modern people." With an increase in women entering the professional workforce, Karan's timing proved to be impeccable. In 1988, Karan, recognizing the need for a more affordable fashion line, launched Donna Karan New York (DKNY)
  • Designer Profiles: Karl Lagerfeld

    Designer Profiles: Karl Lagerfeld

    In 1975, Karl Lagerfeld became the first fashion designer to introduce a perfume, “Chloe” without having his own label. Finally, in 1984, Lagerfeld created his own fashion house, but it was his work at Chanel that saw him internationally recognised as the "Kaiser" of fashion.
  • Designer Profiles: Donatella Versace

    Designer Profiles: Donatella Versace

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    Donatella Versace is an Italian fashion designer and a key figure of the Versace fashion house. She is the sister of Gianni Versace, the founder of the international brand.
  • Designer Profiles: Calvin Klein

    Designer Profiles: Calvin Klein

    Calvin Klein became famous for his scandalous advertisements, as he dared to disrupt the industry and mainstream media through his expression of art far beyond clothing. One series of advertisements featured actress Brooke Shields, a teenager at that time, modeling a pair of blue jeans and proclaiming that “nothing comes between me and my Calvins.”
  • Designer Profiles: Adi Dassler

    Designer Profiles: Adi Dassler

    From humble beginnings as a cobbler and inventor in Germany, Adi Dassler ascended to become the founder of one of the world’s most renowned sportswear brands, Adidas. Prior to founding what would become the crown jewel of his career he created a sports shoe manufacturing company with his brother, Rudolph Dassler. They had worked together on this project for almost two decades when a...
  • Designer Profiles: Bill Bowerman

    Designer Profiles: Bill Bowerman

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    William Jay 'Bill' Bowerman is an iconic figure in the history of American athletics not only for being the co-founder and chief designer of Nike, but also for having a storied career in track and field coaching. His passion for athletics began as a football player. As his abilities on the football field started to shine through he decided to enroll in the University...
  • Designer Profiles: Tommy Hilfiger

    Designer Profiles: Tommy Hilfiger

    The bold red, white and blue that has become symbolic with the name Tommy Hilfiger. T1970s served as a testing ground for his enormously brand before it became widely available. But it wasn't until 1984, when he was persuaded to develop a men's sportswear line under his name, that he shot into the stratosphere of international acclaim and fashion success.
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