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A king of excess, as Roberto Cavalli is known, began his journey in the fashion world in 1970 with his printed leather gowns. Since then, he has never looked back. His exotic prints and bohemian glamor is coveted by every celebrity worth their name. He studied at the Academy of Art, Florence in 1957. In 1972, Cavalli opened his first boutique in Saint-Tropez. Throughout his career, Cavalli has made several advancements in textile technology. He released printed jeans in 1988, sand-blasted jeans in 1994, and stretch jeans in 1995. Roberto...

Calvin Richard Klein is one of the biggest names in the fashion industry. This man created one of the top designer brands in the world, solely with his creative streak and his determination to succeed. He set up Calvin Klein Inc., with Barry Schwartz, a friend who agreed to run the business end of the company while Calvin designed the clothes. Today, CK is an international company which is renowned all over the world for its cutting edge fashion. It has three fashion lines: men, women and home. The elegant and sophisticated clothes by...

When you think Italian fashion, Versace definitely comes to mind! Allegra Beck Versace, the heiress to the Versace fashion empire, has always hated the limelight and prefers to be hidden from the public eye, especially after battling with her anorexia. This is practically impossible when you happen to be the daughter of Donatella Versace and the niece of deceased Gianni Versace, the Italian fashion designer and founder of the Versace fashion house. Allegra Versace’s Parents- Donatella Versace and Paul Beck Donatella Versace is an Italian...

Peter J. Nygard is a fashion mogul who enjoys ruling over his empire, the Nygard International. The company is basically a huge company based in Winnipeg that is known for its extremely popular women’s apparel. Nygard had got a degree in Business Studies from the University of North Dakota and thereafter, he decided to start his career in the apparel business. Peter took over the dying business of an old clothing maker- Nathan Jacobs. He finally bought the manufacturing company which he then renamed as ‘Nygard International’. It...

Valentino Garavani is an haute couture designer from Italy. He creates clothes that are glamorous, graceful and elegant. He is famous for his evening wear and day wear especially in Red. His designs in red are known as “Valentino Red”. Valentino is founder of Valentino Roma, Valentino SPA, Valentino Garavani, Valentino and RED Valentino fashion brands. His designs and brands are popular internationally. This fashion icon had interest towards fashion designing since his school days. He started his first fashion house in the year 1959...

If Meryl Streep has to play the role of the Devil, she has to be wearing a Prada! The woman behind this iconic brand is Miuccia Prada. Miuccia is the youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada. She took over the family leather goods business in 1978. She now the Italian luxury brands of Prada and Miu Miu. The company successfully acquired Helmut Lang, Jil Sander and Church & Co. Miuccia Prada was listed in the 50 Best-dressed Women Over Fifty by the Guardian in March 2013. She is also among Forbes’ World’s 75 Most Powerful Women. Miuccia...

Giorgio Armani is an icon in the fashion designing industry. He initially started out as a fashion designer but later expanded his business to hotels and restaurants. He belongs to Italy. His company Armani was formed in the year 1975 and by 2001 he was able to create his niche in the fashion industry. He became the most popular fashion designer who came from Italy. Giorgio Armani initially aspired to make a career in medicine and become and doctor. He studied in Department of Medicine in the University of Milan. After 3 years of studying...

Born on October 14, 1939 as Ralph Lifshitz in New York City, Lauren is the force behind the fashion brand Polo that sells luxury clothing, fragrances, and home furnishings. His sportswear line is called Polo Ralph Lauren and he runs the Ralph Lauren Corporation. Using his personal wealth, he has built a collection of rare automobiles. Ralph Lauren Family Profile Let us read about the family tree of Ralph Lauren. Lauren Parents – Fraydl Kotlar and Frank Lifshitz Lauren’s parents were Ashkenazi Jews and they had immigrated to America...

Known as the wealthiest woman in the world, Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller, is the principal shareholder of L’Oreal, one of the largest cosmetics and beauty companies all over globe. Born in 1922, she founded the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, along with her husband and daughter in 1987. This Foundation is based in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France and funds cultural, humanitarian and projects related to medical science. Family tree of Liliane Bettencourt Liliane Bettencourt Parents – Eugene Paul Louis Schueller & Louise Madeleine...

Amancio Ortega Gaona is the Spanish Chairman-Founder of the fashion empire, Inditex Group. His popular clothing and accessories line, Zara, is well known around the globe. Ortega is the Third Richest Person In The World according to Forbes. In 1963, he took the advantage of the economic environment and founded the company GOA. In 1975, Zara was formed. Zara was known...

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