Each day, we put on clothes that do more than just cover up bodies. We choose clothes that represent our personalities, our moods, the times we live in, our ambitions and our desires. Who are the people behind the designs we wear every day? These fashion designers who have made fashion a huge industry, and whose work is as controversial, and as influential, as traditional art. These are some of the designers who have dressed the world's most famous people—and are hugely famous in their own right.
Hubert de Givenchy has died at 91. Best known for designing Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany's,’ Givenchy was one of several Paris-based designers, including Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Christobal Balenciaga, who redefined fashion following World War II.
The EU's top court backed Christian Louboutin’s fashion house, ruling that their red soles can be trademarked. The designer’s brand filed a lawsuit in 2012 against a Dutch retail chain for selling its own red-soled shoes, who in turn argued that by law shoes can’t be trademarked.
The assassination of designer Gianni Versace is the subject of season two of ‘American Crime Story,’ following season one on OJ Simpson. The FX TV show stretches back from Andrew Cunnan’s murder of Versaci to the men’s childhoods, suggesting homophobia hampered the investigation.
‘McQueen,’ a new biopic on Alexander McQueen, comes out this Friday to rave reviews from critics. The film features interviews with family, friends and colleagues and footage of the British designer, who died in 2010 and whose work has been showcased and celebrated.