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  • Myrtle Christian Euing Acland (1928 - 2013)
    British mannequin as Myrtle Crawford.
  • Lily Luahana Cole
    British-born fashion model.
  • Max Irons
    Irons is an English film actor and model. He is perhaps most noted for his roles in Red Riding Hood and The White Queen.
  • Dorian Leigh (1917 - 2008)
    Dorian Leigh (April 23, 1917 – July 7, 2008), born Dorian Elizabeth Leigh Parker, was an American model and one of the earliest modelling icons of the fashion industry. She is considered one o...
  • Suzy Parker (1939 - 2003)
    Suzy Parker (October 28, 1932 – May 3, 2003) was an American model and actress active from 1947 into the early 1960s. Her modeling career reached its zenith during the 1950s, when she appeared...

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.