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List of Top Ten Fashion Designers of the World

Calvin Klein Collection
Calvin Klein Collection
9 February 2011- Fashion designers are perhaps one of the most creative people on this earth who make all those fabulous women fashion clothing! Without fashion designer clothes, many women can't even think of stepping out of their homes. Just imagine how colorless and uninteresting the world can become if we don't get to see glamorous and fashionable clothing here and there? So, we need to recognize the efforts of the people who make our wardrobes and lives so interesting- the fashion designers of course! This write up presents the list of top fashion designers in the world- the top 10 fashion designers who have become synonyms of fashion itself. We will not talk about the best fashion designer- that is decided by personal choice anyhow. We are going to know about famous fashion designers who have contributed in creating top fashion of today's world!

Guccio Gucci

Gucci Designer Dress
Gucci Designer Dress
In 1920s, Gucci was a new name in leather goods which went on to become a phenomenal success in handbags. One of the leading Italian fashion designers, Gucci was the first fashion designer to intertwine his initials to create the iconic logo. His equestrian-inspired collection of bags and other accessories including trunks, gloves, shoes and belts made him instantly famous all over the world. A synonym of celebrity fashion, the brand Gucci is also one of the most famous fashion designer brands for womenswear.

Giorgio Armani

Yet another famous Italian fashion designer brand- Armani- designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products for both men and women. Armani started with mens fashion wear and then established womenswear line back in 1976. His signature 'unstructured' jackets are the most favorite among women. His designer women's clothing are appreciated for an androgynous and modern elegance.

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein, a young Brazilian fashion designer, chose New York as his fashion career destination and studied apparel design at Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Having initially made a famous fashion designer by his designer coats, he introduced his trademark jeans- perhaps the first designer jeans made by cutting them tight and branding his name on the back pocket. After becoming famous for men's fashion clothing, he also indulged into fashionable custom-made women's clothing line which got all the more popular world over. Calvin Klein Collection for women is as popular as that of men. Apart from fashion clothing, the most popular CK fashion brand is famous for its sportswear, jeans coats, fashion accessories, intimate apparel, hosiery, swimwear, eyewear, furs, socks, and fragrances.

Donatella Versace

 Versace Designer Collection
Versace Designer Collection
One of the world’s leading fashion houses, Versace was founded in Italy by Gianni Versace in 1978. Gianni Versace- the famous fashion designer – with her sister Donatella, grew up in southern Italy. After the tragic death of Gianni Versace, Donatella became the chief fashion designer of the brand Versace and carried on with the world famous fashion designer clothing brand. Initially Gianni had made famous bright colors, body-hugging shapes and glamorous fashion clothing. Donatella's mixed her own rock'n'roll style with this to make the Versace brand even more popular in the world.

Christian Dior

Christian Dior (CD) is a legendary fashion designer brand for luxury goods including handbags, sunglasses and watches. Christian Dior- the French fashion designer, who introduced his first Haute Couture collection in 1938 has become the synonym for fashion designer- New York style! His very first Paris collection called "New Look" was immediately picked up in New York. His designs featured rounded shoulders, a cinched waist and a very full skirt. These fashion designs liberated ladies fashion from the influence of the war and enjoyed the beauty of human body by coping the shapes of woman body and also stressing the shape of woman bust.

Gabrielle Chanel

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel- the legendary fashion designer is perhaps the most important fashion designer of the 20th century. She, for the first time used sportswear for high fashion. Her little black dresses and costume jewelery are also the popular fashion stuff- in fact a legend. The famous little black dress of Coco Chanel is a simple black dress – a calf-length, straight dress decorated only by a few diagonal lines. The little black dress has since its introduction become one of the wardrobe essentials for fashionable women.

Louis Vuitton

 Louis Vuitton Designer Dress
Louis Vuitton Designer Dress
Louis Vuitton, the prestigious luxury products brannd famous for its fashion & leather goods, perfumes & cosmetics, watches & jewelry among other things has recently introduced Vuitton's ready-to-wear line. Louis Vuitton started manufacturing trunks in Paris in 1854 and became famous for its designer bags. After death of Louis in 1892, his son, Georges, took the fashion company to new heights. When the famous New York fashion designer Marc Jacobs joined the firm in 1998, he launched a pret-a-porter Vuitton line -the designer clothes that can't be more popular than this!


Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, best known as Valentino, is an Italian fashion designer who was born in 1932 but studied in Paris and is one of the most respected designers, who till recently, showed in Paris. Valentino’s international debut took place in 1962 in Florence, the Italian fashion capital of the time. He was made famous by his "Collection Blanche", dedicated to Jackie Kennedy in 1967.

Donna Karan

Donna Karan has studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York. As a successor to the fashion designer Anne Klein with whom she worked, Donna has established a reputation for practical luxury sportswear separates, typically in stretch fabrics and dark hues.She founded her own company in 1984.

Donna Karan DKNY Designer Collection
Donna Karan Designer Collection

Donna's highly acclaimed Donna Karan New York Collection (DKNY) is based around the concept of 'seven easy pieces.' It has unveiled the bodysuit which become her trademark. This one of the top fashion designers lays emphasis on simple yet sophisticated designs, including everything from wrap skirts to corseted evening wear.

Christopher Bailey 'Burberry'

The Creative director of British fashion designer brand Burberry- Christopher Bailey- has studied at the Royal College of Art in London and has worked for many top fashion designers in the world like Donna Karan and Gucci. At Burberry, Bailey is directs all product lines. His flagship collection is the Prorsum lines for women as well as men. Bright color and subtle innovations in tailoring are the most striking features of his womenswear collections. Burberry is most famous for its "haymarket check" or "Burberry classic check" of black, tan, and red- first used as a lining for the Burberry trenchcoat in 1924.

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