Dell’acqua, Alessandro

Dell’acqua, Alessandro Pronunciation: Al-less-san-droh Del-ah-kwa Inspired by the sensuality of Italian screen sirens like Sophia Loren, Alessandro Dell’Acqua designs collections that pay tribute to the powerful yet feminine touch of women. Emphasizing the female silhouette through the play of fabrics, Dell’Acqua’s modern eccentric style shows his mastery of knits and tailoring, an art of which […]

Dior, Christian

Dior, Christian Pronunciation: KRE-shtaan DEE-or Whether it’s the saddle bag or a vintage couture evening gown, Christian Dior is the designer of choice for Hollywood’s elite. Launching the line in 1949, Dior directed the fashion world to the extravagantly feminine look, one that is provocative, ultra-sexy, and refined grungy.. The house is currently led by […]

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana Pronunciation: DOL-chay and Gab-BAH-nah Former lovers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are the designers to the world’s rock royalty. Using strong, sensual designs with bold animal prints paired with fluorescent accents and traditional fabrics like denim, the boys aren’t afraid to mix it up and specifically design clothes for strong, confident, cosmopolitan, […]

Doo.Ri

Doo.Ri Pronunciation: Doe-Ree Stunning jersey with unique and perfect drape has been Doo.Ri Chung’s ticket in penetrating the competitive world of fashion. Former head designer of Geoffrey Beene and a product of Parson’s School of Design, Chung started her own label in 2001. Since then she has been recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers […]

Ellen Tracy

Ellen Tracy Pronunciation: EL-lin TRAY-see Starting out as a blouse company, Ellen Tracy later flourished into a full range of classic separates, shoes, eveningwear and accessories company. The line focuses on classic office and night-on-the-town wear for professional and sophisticated women. Look for this line at Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, and at Off Fifth, Saks Fifth Avenue […]

Etro

Etro Pronunciation: Ae-tro This family run textile and fashion company is known for mixing bold printed fabric (think bright pink paisley on purple background on a piece of jacquard fabric) with clean Italian tailoring (making it one of Kathryn’s favorite fashion lines). Founded in 1968 by Gimmo Etro , the company has replaced Pucci (who […]

Fendi

Fendi Pronunciation: Fen- dee In terms of American pop culture influence, Fendi is right up there with Gucci and Louis Vuitton as the brand most frequently mentioned in rap songs. Established in Italy in 1925 as a handbag shop, Fendi is one of the most influential brands in the history of fashion, if for no […]

Feraud, Louis

Feraud, Louis Pronunciation: Loo-wee Feh-roh French fashion designer Louis Feraud creates sophisticated suits and tailored dresses that err a bit on the traditional side (think Ladies Who Lunch). Feraud started his couture career in 1950 when he opened a couture boutique in Cannes. An instant hit, Feraud made a name for dressing celebrities such as […]

Ferragamo, Salvatore

Ferragamo, Salvatore Pronunciation: Sal- va- tor Ferr-A-ga-mo The King of footwear, Salvatore Ferragamo, has been providing the elite with luxury consumer goods for years. Launching his career in ever-so-wonderful Hollywood, his designs were initially utilized in film productions, like the ruby red slippers he created for Dorothy in the 1939 version of the “Wizard of […]

Ferre, Gianfranco

Ferre, Gianfranco Pronunciation: Gee-an-fran-ko Ferr-ay Italian designer Gianfranco Ferre is not one to follow trends. A former architect, Ferre’s designs are heavily influenced by the form and structure of garments from Asian countries like India. This designer also produces a very high end plus size line. Ferre, Gianfranco – Photo Credit: gianfrancoferre.com