Lacroix, Christian Pronunciation: Kris-chan La-kwa Best known for inventing the “le pouf” (ball skirt) gown, French high-end fashion designer Christian Lacroix makes use of his background in historical costume to create eccentric, extravagant, dramatic and fantasy themed designs that are considered notable in the history of fashion. After working for Hermes and Jean Patou, Lacroix [...] Read More
Lagerfeld, Karl Pronunciation: Ka-ral La-ger-fell-d Karl Lagerfeld is perhaps the most influential fashion designer alive today. The German born designer has transformed the design house of Fendi , Chloe , and most recently Chanel, with his keen mixture of classic and street styles. An accomplished artist and photographer, he has also created lines for H&M [...] Read More
Lam, Derek Pronunciation: Derr-rik La-m Chinese-American fashion designer Derek Lam‘s interest in the world of fashion grew out of a childhood surrounded by garments. An alumna of Parson’s School of Design, Lam founded his own company in 2002 after 12 years of extensive design experience both at Michael Kors and retail brands throughout Asia. Devoted [...] Read More
Lang, Helmut Pronunciation: Hell- Mut Lay-ng Helmut Lang’s razor-sharp lines and high-tech fabrics are especially catered to those with specific body types (okay, to REALLY skinny people). He was one of the first designers to turn t-shirts into expensive couture pieces, spawning a whole generation of over-priced tees. His razor lines and use of high [...] Read More
Lanvin, Jeanne Pronunciation: John La- vin From her storied feud with fellow french fashion visionary Coco Chanel to building one of the first haute couture fashion empires, Jeanne Lanvin is the greatest designer you never heard of. Starting out as a milliner late 19th century Paris, Lanvin used the dresses she designed for her young [...] Read More
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