Fashion industry people are people who work in the clothing and accessories design industry, including designers, models, fashion photographers and journalists.
The fashion industry is a product of the modern age. Prior to the mid-19th century, most clothing was custom made. It was handmade for individuals, either as home production or on order from dressmakers and tailors. By the beginning of the 20th century—with the rise of new technologies such as the sewing machine, the rise of global capitalism and the development of the factory system of production, and the proliferation of retail outlets such as department stores—clothing had increasingly come to be mass-produced in standard sizes and sold at fixed prices. Today it is an international and highly globalized industry.
Notable fashion industry people
- Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear.
- Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, founder of the Chanel brand.
- Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer, founder of the Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand.
- Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer, widely considered the Father of Haute couture.
- Richard Avedon, American fashion photographer; best known for his minimalist, large-scale character-revealing portraits.