Next time you wear designer clothes you will know about the person that created them. We present you ten of the most popular and rich designers in the world, that set the fashion all over the Globe.
10. Miuccia Prada
Prada was born in Milan, the youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada, founder of the eponymous company. According to: Forbes.com’s the World’s Richest People 2001: “She and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, took over the family-owned luxury goods manufacturer in 1978. Since then, they’ve turned it into a fashion powerhouse, acquiring Jil Sander,Helmut Lang and shoemaker Church & Co.” Prada is a collector of contemporary art and owns several artworks by Young British Artists (YBAs) including Damien Hirst. In 2002, she opened a contemporary art space, Fondazione Prada, which exhibits work by various international artists. Prada announced the winner of the 2010 Turner Prize. She was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013.
9. Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein Inc. is a fashion house founded by American fashion designer Calvin Klein. The company is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City and is currently owned by Phillips-Van Heusen. In 1968, Klein founded Calvin Klein Limited, a coat shop in the York Hotel in New York City, with $10,000.The first Calvin Klein collection was a line of “youthful, understated coats and dresses” featured at the New York City store, Bonwit Teller.
In September 1969, Klein appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine.
8. Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli (born 15 November 1940) is anItalian fashion designer from Florence. He is known for detailed exotic prints and for creating the sand-blasted look for jeans which are now a standard style for the majority of jean makers. He is the father of fashion designer Daniele Cavalli (b. 1986).
7. Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace (born 2 May 1955) is an Italian fashion designer and current Vice-President of the Versace Group, as well as chief designer. She owns 20 percent of the entire stock market assets of Versace. Her brother, Santo Versace, owns 30 percent. Donatella’s daughter Allegra Versace inherited 50% of the company stock after the death of Gianni Versace, Donatella’s brother and Versace’s founder.
6. Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt; 10 September 1935) is a German fashion designer, artist and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director for the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi, in addition to having his own label fashion house. Over the decades he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art related projects. He is well recognized around the world for his trademark white hair, black glasses, and high starched collars.
Vera Ellen Wang(born June 27, 1949) is an American fashion designer based in New York City and former figure skater. She is known for her wide range of haute couture bridesmaid gowns and wedding gown collections, as well as for her clientele of elite ladies figure skaters, designing dresses for competitions and exhibitions.
4. Jean- Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier ( born 24 April 1952 in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France) is a French haute couture and Pret-a-Porter fashion designer. Gaultier was the creative director of Hermès from 2003 to 2010. In the past, he has hosted the television series Eurotrash.
3. Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, with over 200 retail stores in 80 countries. He has been the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton since 1997. Jacobs was on Time magazine’s “2010 Time 100” list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and ranked number 14 on Out magazine’s 2012 list of “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America”.
2. Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera (born January 8, 1939) is a Venezuelan-American fashion designer known for “exceptional personal style”,and dressing First Ladies from Jacqueline Onassis to Michelle Obama. The New York Times cited her designs as “elegant and worldly without ever being fussy”.
1. Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren (born Ralph Lifshitz October 14, 1939 in New York City) is an Americanfashion designer and business executive, best known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand, and a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise. He has become well known for his collection of rare automobiles, some of which have been displayed in museum exhibits. As of September 2012, Forbes estimates his wealth at $6.5 billion dollars, which makes Ralph Lauren the 162nd richest person in the world.