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#Alaia #AzzedineAlaïa (Arabic: عز الدين عليّة‎, pronunciation: Aliya) is a Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer, particularly successful since the 1980s. Alaïa was honored with a solo exhibition at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands in 1998, which debuted at the #GuggenheimMuseum in New York in 2000 curated by #MarkWilson and #JimCook. His clothes are available in #BarneysNewYork alongside #Lanvin, #Balenciaga, and #DolceGabbana, and his shoes are sold at #BergdorfGoodman

#MaryKatrantzou (born in 1983) is a Greek fashion designer who currently lives and works in London. Whilst collaborating with #SophiaKokosalaki in 2006, she managed to build up a portfolio for the #CentralSaintMartins Master Fashion Textiles course. She was nominated for the #Harrods and the #LOreal Professional Award. Her first Prêt-à-porter collection was shown at the FW London Fashion Week in 2008.

#ElieSaab (Arabic: إيلي صعب) (born July 4, 1964), sometimes known simply as 'ES', is a Lebanese fashion designer. In 1982, Saab launched his Beirut-based fashion label when he was 18 years old. His main workshop is in Lebanon. He also has workshops in Milan and Paris. Born to Maronite Catholic parents in Beirut, Saab is self-trained. He started sewing as a child and knew that one day he would make a living out of it. In 1981 he moved to Paris to study fashion, but ended up returning to Beirut.

#LWrenScott L'Wren Scott (born Luann Bambrough on Jan 1, 1967) is an American fashion designer, costume designer, stylist and model known primarily for her long-term relationship with singer #MickJagger... At the suggestion of photographer #BruceWeber who spotted her at a #CalvinKlein photo shoot, she left Utah aged 18 for Paris to pursue a career as a model. In Paris, she went on to work for Thierry Mugler and #Chanel - and model for renowned photographers #GuyBourdin, #DavidBailey.

#Pomellato was founded by #PinoRabolini in Milan in 1967 and currently ranks among the first five European jewellers by sales. Pomellato began operating in 1967, introducing the concept of prêt-à-porter jewellery, the idea that jewellery is not just a status symbol but an accessory to be worn at any moment of the day and changed like clothes... In 2007, to celebrate its 40th year, Pomellato made its debut in “high-end” jewellery with the launch of the #PomPom collection.

Pomellato Gioielli

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#RobertoCavalli (born Nov 15, 1940) is an Italian fashion designer from Florence. He is known for detailed exotic prints and for creating the sand-blasted look for jeans which are now a standard style for the majority of jean makers. In the early 1970s, he invented and patented a revolutionary printing procedure on leather, and he started creating patchworks of different materials. He debuted these techniques in Paris, immediately getting commissions from the likes of #Hermes and #PierreCardin.

Louis Vuitton Malletier – commonly referred to as #LouisVuitton, or shortened to LV – is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label is well known for its LV monogram, which is featured on most of its products - this ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses... For 7 consecutive years (2006-2012) Louis Vuitton has been named the world's most valuable luxury brand. Its 2012 valuation is USD 25.9 billion.

LOUISVUITTON.COM - Louis Vuitton International Page

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#EmilioPucci, Marquis of Barsento, (Nov 20, 1914 – Nov 29, 1992) was a Florentine Italian fashion designer and politician. He and his eponymous company are synonymous with geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colors. Emilio Pucci was born in 1914 of one of Florence’s oldest noble families, and would live and work in the Pucci Palace in Florence for much of his life. He was a keen sportsman, who swam, skied, fenced, played tennis and raced cars...

#ChristianLouboutin, b. 7 January 1963, is a French footwear designer whose footwear has incorporated shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature.

Something beautiful has come!

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#StellaNinaMcCartney (born 13 September 1971) is an English fashion designer. She is the daughter of former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney. #StellaMcCartney became interested in designing clothes as a youth. At age thirteen, she made her first jacket. She interned for #ChristianLacroix, working on his first fashion design collection, honing her skills working for #EdwardSexton for a number of years. In 1997, she was appointed the Creative Director of #Chloe in Paris.

#GianniVersace S.p.A., usually referred to as Versace, is an Italian fashion company founded by #GianniVersace in 1978. The first Versace boutique was opened in Milan's Via della Spiga in 1978, (though the Versace family are from Reggio Calabria) and its popularity was immediate. Today, Versace is one of the world's leading international fashion houses. Versace designs, markets, and distributes luxury clothing, accessories, makeup, and home furnishings under the brands of the Versace Group.

#JimmyChoo, OBE, born Choo Yeang Keat, is a Malaysian fashion designer based in London. He is best known for founding Jimmy Choo Ltd., known for its handmade women's shoes. Choo into a family of shoemakers, who are of Chinese Hakka descent. His family name is Chow but was misspelled on his birth certificate as Choo. He made his first shoe when he was 11 years old. He is perhaps the most notable of students of Cordwainers Technical College in Hackney, England, from which he graduated in 1983.

#SalvatoreFerragamo (June 5, 1898 – August 7, 1960) was an Italian shoe designer, the eleventh of 14 children. After making his first pair of shoes at age nine, for his sisters to wear at their confirmation, Salvatore decided he had found his calling. After studying shoemaking in Naples for a year, Ferragamo opened a small store based in his parent's home. In 1914 he emigrated to Boston.His scientific and creative approach to shoes spawned many innovations such as the #WedgeHeel and #CageHeel.

#Balenciaga is a fashion house founded in 1914 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, who was born in the Basque Country, Spain. He had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by #ChristianDior. Cristóbal Balenciaga opened his first boutique in San Sebastián, Spain in 1918, which expanded to include branches in Madrid and Barcelona. The Spanish Civil War forced him to close his stores, Balenciaga moved to Paris.

#OscarDeLaRenta (born July 22, 1932 in Dominican Republic) is one of the world's leading fashion designers. Trained by Cristóbal #Balenciaga and Antonio Castillo, he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain; his eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty. De La Renta is particularly known for his red carpet gowns and evening wear.

#JennyPackham is a British fashion designer known primarily for her bridal gowns and ready-to-wear collections. She founded Jenny Packham London – designing evening wear – and launched her first collection at the London Designer Show in 1988. In September 2010 and February 2011 she had shows at New York Fashion Week. She has been named as Hollywood Style Designer of the Year, International Couture Bridal Designer of the Year 2007 and British Bridal Dress Designer of the Year 2008 and 2011.

Welcome - Jenny Packham

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#PeterPilotto and #ChristopherDeVos are the designers behind the label. Pilotto is half-Austrian/half-Italian and De Vos is half-Belgian/half-Peruvian. They met whilst studying at Antwerp’s prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Peter Pilotto’s vision of womenswear embraces both new and classic perspectives on elegance. Otherworldly prints combine with soft sculptural shapes to form the handwriting of the duo, something which evolves and is explored each season as opposed to being reactionary.

J.Mendel #JMendel - Founded in 1870 in Paris by #JosephBreitman, a furrier to the Russian aristocracy, J. Mendel is one of the rare luxury brands to remain family-owned. Today, the fifth-generation #GillesMendel acts as CEO and head designer.

#Escada is an international luxury fashion group in women's designer clothing. The company has a presence in about 60 different countries and was acquired by #MeghaMittal in November 2009.

#Prada S.p.A. is an Italian fashion label specializing in luxury goods for men and women (ready-to-wear, leather accessories, shoes, luggage and hats), founded by Mario Prada. Head designer is #MiucciaPrada

#Valentino -- Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani (born May 11, 1932), best known as Valentino, is an Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino SpA brand and company. His main lines were Valentino, Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma, and R.E.D. Valentino.

#PrabalGurung -- Prabal Gurung is a Nepalese American Fashion Designer. Gurung was born in Singapore (and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal) and launched his first collection under his own name during New York Fashion Week 2009.

:: PRABAL GURUNG ::

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#Balmain #PierreBalmain -- Pierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain (born Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, 18 May 1914 – Paris, France, 29 June 1982) was a French fashion designer.