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  • Geoffrey Beene (1927 - 2004)
    Geoffrey Beene (born Samuel Albert Bozeman, Jr., August 30, 1927 – September 28, 2004) was an American fashion designer. Beene was one of New York's most famous fashion designers, recognized f...
  • Nell Donnelly Reed (1889 - 1991)
    Nell Donnelly Reed (March 6, 1889 – September 8, 1991) was an American fashion designer and businesswoman, famous for her house dresses, who founded the Nelly Don brand.
  • Caroline Romaine Colthurst (1935 - 2010)
    Caroline Colthurst, who died on December 29 aged 75, was successively a nonconformist deb, reed-thin model, energetic fashion journalist and highly original “Swinging London” boutique own...
  • Lilly Pulitzer (1931 - 2013)
    Lillian Pulitzer Rousseau (born Lillian Lee McKim on November 10, 1931), better known as Lilly Pulitzer, is a socialite and prominent fashion designer. She is known for founding Lilly Pulitzer, Inc.,...
  • Stella Tennant
    English fashion model. Granddaughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, KG

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

Designers

  • 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.

Journalists

Models

Photographers

  • Richard Avedon, American fashion photographer; best known for his minimalist, large-scale character-revealing portraits.