Names to Know

Zac Posen
  • American designer born October 24, 1980, raised in Soho
  • Gained attention after the dress he designed for Naomi Campbell in 2000
  • Launched his label at the age of 21
  • 2008- Zac Posen for Target
  • His company produces 3 collections a year
Dolce & Gabbana
  • Domenico Dolce born 1958, near Palermo, Sicily and Stefano Gabbana's born 1962, Milan, Italy
  • Originally started D&G as a couple, but in 2005 decided to separate and work as friends
  • 1997- their company had a turnover of £400 million, and the two planned to retire by age 40 (almost 15 years later they are still going hard)
Vivienne Westwood
  • Born April 8, 1941
  • Known for her edgy/punk style
  • 1990- Named British Designer of the Year after launching her menswear collection in Florence, Italy
  • 2007- Awarded Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design (British Fashion Awards)
Donatella Versace
  • Raised with her 2 siblings Gianni and Santo in Italy
  • Took over Versace after her brother Gianni was murdered in 1997
  • 2001- Launched her own fragrance, Versace Woman
  • Because of her, Versace has spread over into other areas such as accessories, home furnishings and even hotels
  • 2008- Honorary chairman for London's Fashion Fringe
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