Top Ten Classic Fashion Designer Of All Time | Their Famous Brands With Images

Giorgio Armani once said – “Elegance is not catching somebody’s eyes, it’s staying in somebody’s memory”. Legendary fashion designer like Armani, Versace, Stefano Gabbana etc always work on every small details in order to create something special. Here, in this post we sum up the top ten classic fashion designer of all time along with the famous clothing brand they given to this world.

Top Ten Classic Fashion Designer Of All Time :
10. Hubert de Givenchy
Classic Fashion Designer - Hubert de Givenchy
Classic Fashion Designer – Hubert de Givenchy

Born into French aristocracy, Hubert de Givenchy understood the quality of fashion at early age. His brand is known for its feminine and elegant designs. Givenchy introduced the Bettina blouse and Sack silhoute. But his evening gowns becomes the red carpet favorite which was worn by royals and famous stars like Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn.

9. Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld

German classic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld also known as la Kaiser, and he is known as his won sense of style. Karl is the artistic director of famous clothing brand Chanel, but this fashion guru is also recognizable for his artistic collaborations and fashion photography. He gives his designs for pratically every major brand which includes Diesel, HnM and Chloe.

8. Gianni Versace
Top 10 Fashion Designer - Versace
Top 10 Fashion Designer – Versace

Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace is recognizable for his creativity in fashion industry. His work with creativity enhances sexiness and seduction, like he used neo laser technology to combine leather with rubber. Versace is one of the famous clothing brand which was worn by high-profiles individuals like princess Diana, Madonna and Elton John. His sister, Donatella is now the head of design following the death of Gianni Versace.

7. Yves Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent - Top Classic Fashion Designer
Saint Laurent – Top Classic Fashion Designer

Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer and is regarded as being among the formost fashion designer in the 20th century. In 1960s, he was most famously known for his creation known as “the smoking” which was a tuxedo suit for women.

6. Guccio Gucci
Giorgio Gucci
Giorgio Gucci

Florence born fashion designer Guccio Gucci established the first Gucci shop in 1921. And ultimately became reowned for mastering the leather accesories. In particular, Gucci handbags were became fashion icon and it spreads like a virus in fashion industry. After his death in 1953, his sons stepped in to expand the Gucci brand and open stores overseas. Today with product lines expanding into makeup, fragrances, jewelry, watches and footwear, Gucci is surely a gold standard for class and quality.

5. Valentino Garavani
Classic Fashion Designer Valentino Garavani
Classic Fashion Designer Valentino Garavani

Italian designer and fashion Valentino Garavani earned the deep reverance and prestige in his home country. Valentino starting stuyding fashion at a very young age. Today he is known for his fragrances and his extra-ordinary evening garments have been draped over celebs like Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jackie Kennedy.

4. Giorgio Armani

One thing crosses everyone’s mind when he/she hears about style, quality and fashion and that’s ARMANI suits. As a young man, classic fashion designer Giorgio Armani was insterested in human body and spent few years in medical line also. While serving in army in Milan, he soon became interested in human body in different after getting a taste in fashion world. Stars like Martin Scorsese, Cate Blanchett and Megan Fox wears Armani quite often.

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3. Christian Dior
Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer Christian Dior

This french classic fashion designer helped put France on the map as the fashion capital of world. Christian Dior revolutionized the way women dress with new collection after world war 2. Dior indulged his ideas by using yards of materials for his designs and wasn’t afraid to show off women curves. Thus, Dior reintroduced femininity and luxury into women’s wear. With hollywood ambassadors like Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Charlize Theron, Dior also brings fashion age to new generation.

2. Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren

American fashion designer Ralph Lauren once said- “I don’t design clothes, I design dreams”. According to Forbes, Lauren accumulated a fortune of 8 billion dollars. Almost every human on earth knows his trademark POLO emblem. This emblem is now stamped across all of Lauren’s products including the iconic short sleeves polo shirts.

1. Coco Chanel
Legendary Fashion Designer Coco Chanel
Legendary Fashion Designer Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel once said- “In order to be irreplaceable, one must be different. The French designer established the illustrious House Of Chanel by desiging clothes that liberated women with their sports inspired casual nature. Chanel set standard for simple, modern and sophisticated women. Coco Chanel is the only fashion designer in “Times 100 most important people of the 20th century”. And yes, Coco Chanel is indeed irreplaceable.

Some other legendary classic fashion designer :
  • Oscar de le Renta
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Cristóbal Balenciaga
  • Thomas Burberry
  • Jeanne Lanvin

So, here is the top ten classic fashion designer of all time. Hope you like it and which one is your favorite, comment below. 🙂


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