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  • Susan Lauren (1942 - 2008)
  • Molly McCoy Hancock (1863 - 1951)
    Molly McCoy Hancock, operator of a custom dressmaking shop in Winston from about 1885 to 1945, was one of the few Americans and possibly the only North Carolinian ever to merit the title of "modiste"...
  • Bettina Zilkha
    “Bettina Zilkha has been writing about fashion, design, decor, and events in New York for the last ten years.” References
  • Santo Domenico Versace
    Santo Domenico Versace (Italian: [%CB%88santo doˈmeːniko verˈsaːtʃe] born 16 December 1944) is an Italian businessman who is the president and co-chief executive officer of Gianni Versace SpA, based ...

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.
  • Helmut Newton, known for his work for Vogue and his tall nudes. Newton worked in black and white.