World's Top 10 Most Popular Fashion Designers

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  • Designer Betsey Johnson walks on the runway after her Fall/Winter 2011 collection show during New York Fashion Week February 14, 2011.
    Born August 10, 1942 in Wethersfield, Connecticut Betsey Johnson says many dance classes that she took as a child inspired her love of costumes. Her designs are bold and fun. She is best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. The National Arts Club awarded her the 2009 Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fashion. Reuters
  • Tom Ford
    Born August 27, 1961 in Austin, Texas Tom Ford is not only talented in fashion but in films as well. He is a world-renowned fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and he's also the Creative Director for Yves Saint Laurent. He won the Best International Designer Award in 2000. Reuters
  • Italian designer Donatella Versace at the end of Versace Spring/Summer 2010 women's collection in Milan
    Born May 1955 in Reggio di Calabria, Italy Donatella Versace is current Vice-President of the Versace Group, as well as chief designer. Taking over her late brother Gianni Versace's design house and following his legacy, she has been highly successful with her sexy yet elegant designs. Reuters
  • Designer Ralph Lauren (L), kisses his wife, Ricky, after presenting the Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week February 17, 2011.
    October 14, 1939 in Bronx, New York He is best-known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand. His lines include Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Sport, and the Ralph Lauren collections. Interestingly, he studied business science and even served his time in the army. Reuters
  •   U.S. film director Sofia Coppola (L) and designer Marc Jacobs, honoree of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, pose at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City June 6, 2011.
    Born April 9, 1963 in New York City, New York, U.S. Marc Jacobs is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as a diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Jacobs is also the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton. He surely is leading the cutting edge of fashion. Marc Jacobs was included on Time 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world compiled by Time in April 2010. Reuters
  • Designer Garavani arrives with actress Paltrow at the premiere of the film "Valentino: The Last Emperor" in New York
    Born May 11, 1932 in Voghera, Lombardy, Italy Valentino Clemente, best known as Valentino, is an Italian fashion designer. Valentino became interested in fashion while in primary school in his native town Voghera, Lombardy, northern Italy. Having completed his fashion studies and an apprenticeship with Jean Desses and Guy Laroche, he started up his first studio in Rome in 1959. Over four decades his career was highly successful and he has dressed many of the world's most famous celebrities such as Julia Roberts and Elizabeth Taylor. Reuters
  • British model Naomi Campbell (C) smiles next to Italian designers Domenico Dolce (R) and Stefano Gabbana during a party marking the 25th anniversary of her career in downtown Shanghai October 28, 2010.
    The two designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbanawho are known for making the "stars look like Stars". They are adored by the Hollywood stars who have made the duo their favorites. To name a few of them, Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Monica Bellucci, Isabella Rossellini, Kylie Minogue, etc. Reuters
  • Kate Middleton's wedding dress
    Born March 17, 1969 in Lewisham, London, United Kingdom Lee Alexander McQueen, is a British fashion designer and couturier. He is best known for his theatrical influence, his creations are not only beautiful but also raw and colorful. He is also known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own label under the name Alexander McQueen. He won four British Designer of the Year awards in 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003, as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003. Reuters
  • A model presents a creation by British designer John Galliano during Paris Fashion Week
    Born November 28, 1960 in Gibraltar, United Kingdom John Galliano was head designer of French haute couture houses Givenchy (July 1995 to October 1996) and Christian Dior (October 1996 to March 2011). Creating designs with a historical influence, Galliano produces six couture and ready-to-wear collections a year and a new mid-season range under his own name "G Galliano". Reuters
  • Anna Wintour and Stella McCartney arrive at an event to promote the upcoming exhibition of Alexander McQueen's work in London
    Born September 13, 1971 in Lambeth, London, England This incredibly talented British fashion designer is the daughter of former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney and the late photographer, Linda McCartney. Although she has been criticized that she would have been a famous fashion designer if she had not been Paul McCartney's daughter, her first collection for the house Chloé in Paris in 1997 dispelled any doubts about her talent. Reuters
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When it comes to fashion, everyone has different tastes. However, these top 10 fashion designers have been adored by women all around the globe. They have proven their incredible talents and risen to the top of the fashion world. Their shows and art work speak for themselves.

The one place their artistic dresses can be found is on the Hollywood red carpet. Ralph Lauren said, I don't design clothes. I design dreams. They are the world’s most beloved fashion designers and their dresses are most sought after by women.

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