13 People You’ve Heard of but Have Probably Never Seen
The names of fashion designers are really well-known. Some of us even wear the things they produce and buy perfumes in Duty Free with the popular last names of designers. But very few people would actually recognize the legendary designers if they saw them because it is rare for these people to appear in magazines or on TV.
iBuzz has found photos of the people whose names are on the tags of very expensive things. Trussardi absolutely amazed us — he is a Hollywood macho.
Dolce & Gabbana — Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
In 1985, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana founded the Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. The future partners met at the beginning of the 1980s when Domenico found a job in an atelier that Stefano owned.
Their first collection didn’t bring the expected commercial success the designers hoped for and they were even going to close down the business. But then, Dolce’s family was able to give them the amount of money they needed to continue their work.
Dolce & Gabbana often collaborate with show business stars and regularly do unique ads.
Fendi — Silvia Venturini Fendi
Silvia is the granddaughter of the founder of the Fendi brand. It was her who designed the iconic product in 1997 — the Baguette bag that was supposed to be carried under the armpit like a French baguette.
At the moment, Silvia Venturini Fendi is the accessory and men’s clothes creative director in the company.
Armani — Giorgio Armani
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is one richest people in Italy. He was born in an Italian town Piacenza, but he has Armenian roots.
Armani started his career as an assistant fashion designer Nino Cerruti, and in 1974, he presented a collection under his own name.
There is not a lot of news about the life of the designer, according to his sister Rosanna, he has a very closed personality and he almost doesn’t have any close friends.
Tom Ford — Tom Ford
Tom Ford is an innovator in the fashion world. His open mind about things has been appreciated by the public and by his colleagues. For example, in 1996, the Council of Fashion Designers of America named Ford designer of the year.
By the way, Tom Ford is not only a designer, he is also a director. He started his fashion career in the 1980s, and he started filming movies in 2008.
Ford explains his interest in films this way: he is worried that he will only leave behind a bunch of dresses in museums, and that he won’t have enough time for real life.
Patrizia Pepe — Patrizia Bambi
In 1993, Patrizia and her husband decided to set up their own brand of clothing. The business people wanted to combine an elegant style with everyday simplicity.
So, for 26 years now, the charming Patrizia Bambi has been creating completely unique clothing collections that are successful not only among Italian women, but also across the entire world.
Bulgari — Nicola Bulgari
Nicola and his brother Paolo Bulgari are the grandchildren of Sotirios Voulgaris, the founder of the brand Bulgari. The Bulgari family, that is represented by the brothers, owns 52% of the shares of the company.
Nicola Bulgari lives in Rome, has raised 6 children, and loves collecting vintage cars.
Carolina Herrera — Carolina Herrera
American designer Carolina Herrera was born in Caracas, Venezuela. In the 1970s, she was named one of the most stylish women in the world.
Herrera founded her own company in 1980. She dressed Jacqueline Kennedy during the last 12 years of her life. In 1987, the first perfume by Carolina Herrera was released and the success was huge.
Gerry Weber — Gerhard Weber
The brand Gerry Weber grew from the small company, Hatex KG, that used to produce women’s clothes. The owners were Gerhard Weber and Udo Hardieck.
Young and enterprising Weber came from a working family and by that time, he already had an education in selling textiles. The Hatex KG company was set up in 1973 and when 13 years later, their sales were 72.7 Deutsche Marks, the name was changed to Gerry Weber.
In 2001, Gerhard’s son started to work for the company.
Versace — Donatella Versace
Fashion house Versace was opened in 1978 by Gianni Versace. After his tragic death, his sister Donatella became the key person and the main designer for the company.
The collections of Donatella are different from what her brother did, but the energetic Italian woman is totally fine with that. “My collections had bad reviews but I have always known that I wouldn’t be able to do what Gianni did. In order to stay on the market, you have to look for something new.” Donatella’s clothes are more feminine, comfortable, and less sexually aggressive.
Narciso Rodriguez — Narciso Rodriguez
Narciso Rodriguez was born in the US, but both his parents are from Cuba. Both of them were against the idea of their son building a career in the fashion world. However, Narciso entered design school in New York, then he collaborated with Calvin Klein, and in 1997, he set up his own company.
Vera Wang — Vera Wang
This American designer of wedding dresses used to be a professional figure skater. Celebrities love getting married in her dresses. Besides, Vera creates dresses for exhibitions and contests, and also for figure skaters.
The designer was born in New York, but she has a Chinese origin. Her career in wedding fashion started from her own wedding when Wang decided to create a wedding dress for herself.
Valentino — Valentino Garavani
Since the moment when Valentino learned to hold a pencil, he started to draw. When he realized that he really loved it, he decided to become a fashion designer and soon he entered the Academy of Arts in Milan.
Clothes from Valentino are the symbol of femininity and luxury life. Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy, Courteney Cox, and Jennifer Lopez got married wearing clothes designed by him.
In 2007, the designer left the fashion world after presenting his last clothing collection to the world.
Trussardi — Tomaso Trussardi
At the moment, the head of the family company Trussardi is Tomaso Trussardi.
The young businessman is married to Swiss-Italian actress Michelle Hunziker and the couple has 2 children.
Do you own any things from these designers? Do you like their designs?