21st Century's Renowned Fashion Designers

Published: 22nd April 2010
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Though there are enough records and evidences that clothing has been part of the human history since time immemorial, it was not until the 19th century when people had started to put arts in the way they dress. By browsing up the internet we discover that the first fashion literature circulated in America and Britain paved way for the development of fashion. Fashion according to the literatures is actually the way of dressing well and correctly. Though at first fashion has been always inclined with femininity, these days, male clothing styles have been included in most collections.

Even today, fashion is still the most celebrated and talked topic in the internet, on television, on print media, and everywhere else. But what made fashion flourish even more are the people behind it. It could be remembered that Charles Frederick Worth was the first famous fashion designer that many considers as the father of Haute Couture. After Worth, several other fashion designers followed his footsteps and even enhanced the once Worth has spend all of his lifetime to. So, if you are asking who is going to be that name written on the tag of your workwear uniforms or shirts then you probably is missing the mark. Here are some of the most famous fashion designers of the 21st century living and dead that has made a name and development to fashion.

1. Chanel - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel holds one of the greatest stories of "from-rugs-to-riches." Chanel was born in 1883 and at a very young age she has work with a tailor in Paris in 1901. The first apparels she made were hats. But just 9 years after she started working she has founded her own business and managed to make it flourish even more.
2. Prada - Miucca Prada has a PhD in political science. She is known for the luxurious leather bags and trench coats. She has become her grandfather's heir of the leather company he founded years ago and become a household name and even been featured in a movie.
3. Ralph Lauren - If you knew about the line of clothing named Polo then you are aware of Ralph Lauren. Lauren is an American fashion designer who started his designing career in 1967 by making ties. Then his next feat followed a batch of men's wear in 1968 and women's wear in '71. He reached the top of his career when he was commissioned to make the costumes for the movie "The Great Gatsby" that starred Robert Redford. According to Wikipedia, he was the first designer to have launched a complete home collection in 1983.
4. Calvin Klein - Klein first designed coats and in 1969, this designer has been featured on Vogue. After some discoveries, he decided to make other garments for his clients. Now, he also has a line of perfumes and other accessories.
5. Yves St. Laurent - An all favorite designer of Hollywood stars, Yves has become one of the most recognizable fashion designer of all time with the prestigious 1920' line. He was the one who spearheaded the RTW or ready-to-wear fashion.


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