Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian fashion company that produces clothing, footwear, sunglasses, handbags, jewelry, perfume, and cosmetics. The company was founded by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabban in 1985 in Milan, Italy. Dolce & Gabbana presented their first collection during Milan Fashion Week in October of 1985. They did not make much of an impression in the fashion world, and barely [...]
Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer, photographer, and artist, who spent most of his professional career in Paris. He is the creative director and head designer of both Chanel and Fendi, along with his own fashion label. Karl Lagerfeld began his career in fashion when he was hired by Pierre Balmain to be his assistant. After several years he then worked for Jean Patou, designing haute c[...]
Alexander Wang is an Taiwanese-American designer, and head of his own fashion company, and previously creative director of Balenciaga. He moved to NYC to attend the Parsons School of Design while just 19, but dropped out before finishing his studies. In 2007, he displayed his first collection in New York, and a year later won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, which provided money to build his brand. [...]
Michael Kors is an American fashion company founded in 1981 by Michael Kors. The brand is known for women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, handbags, watches, and accessories. Kors started his career as a designer in earnest when Dawn Mello, the fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman asked him to show his designs to the Bergdorf Goodman buyers. In 1981, Michael Kors started his Michael Kors womenswea[...]
Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer, and founder of the fashion house, Vivienne Westwood. The designer’s career began when her partner, Malcolm McLaren, opened a boutique where she sold her designs. Vivienne Westwood became integrated with punk fashions, as McLaren became the manager of the legendary punk band, the Sex Pistols. The band wore designs of Westwood and McLaren. Durin[...]
Chanel S.A. is a luxury, high fashion company founded in 1909 by Coco Chanel. Chanel is know for its Chanel No. 5, or “perfume No. 5 de Chanel”, the “little black dress” and the “Chanel Suit”. Chanel has been modeled by Naomi Campbell, Freja Beha Erichsen, Saskia de Brauw, Ines de la Fressange, Claudia Schiffer, Liu Wen, ShuPei Qin, Mengyao Xi, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Sasha Pivovarova, Heidi Mount, [...]
Ralph Lauren is an American fashion company founded by Ralph Lauren in 1967. Subsidiaries of the company include: Club Monaco Corporation, Polo Jeans Company, LLC, Ralph Lauren Home Collections, Inc., Ralph Lauren Media, LLC, Ralph Lauren Watch and Jewelry Company SÀRL (50%), RL Fragrances, LLC. The Ralph Lauren company operates almost 400 stores and an approximately 300 “concession-based shops”. [...]
Lacoste is a luxury French fashion company that produces luxury clothing, perfume, shoes, leather goods, watches, homegoods, and eyewear. It is most well known for its polo shirts featuring the crocodile logo. The company was founded in 1933 by René Lacoste, whom had a nickname of “crocodile” for the vigorous way he played tennis. The company has been owned by the Swiss company Maus Frères since 2[...]
Victoria’s Secret is an American fashion company founded in 1977 by Roy Raymond and his wife Gaye in San Francisco, California. The primary products of Victoria’s Secret include premium lingerie, beauty products, and womenswear. The company is currently owned by L Brands. Starting in 1995, Victoria’s Secret began hosting their annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The show was first streamed o[...]
Yves Saint Laurent is a French luxury fashion company founded by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1961. The brand has been associated with fashion trends such as the classic tuxedo suit for women, safari jackets, tight pants, and thigh-high boots. In 1966 Yves Saint Laurent was the first major designer to dive into ready-to-wear, to make high fashion more accessible. In 1978 Yves Saint La[...]