Sunday 3 October 2010

4 Top Male Fashion Designers

We've all heard their names and seen their clothes, but do we
know their stories? Here is a window in to the lives of four
great male fashion designers.

1.Alexander McQueen

British fashion Designer, Lee Alexander McQueen died this
past February at the young age of forty.  Known for his
unconventional designs, McQueen founded his own fashion line
after working for five years as the head designer of
Givenchy. McQueen grew up in a council flat in Lewisham,
London where he lived with his parents and five siblings. At
age sixteen he dropped out of school and to take an
apprenticeship at Savile Row. Tragically, McQueen took his
own life. He was a depressed and anxious person despite his
incredible talent.

2.Calvin Klein

Calvin Richard Klein was born in the Bronx to
Jewish-Hungarian parents. He attended the High School of Art
and Design as well as New York's Fashion Institute of
Technology. He apprenticed and designed for many New York
shops.  In 1968 he launched his first company. Calvin Klein
was one of many designers who grew up in a Jewish immigrant
community in the Bronx- Ralph Lauren was another. After
showing his line of jeans, Calvin Klein was immediately
recognized for his talent amongst the most elite designers.

3.Christian Lacroix

Lacroix was born in southern France, in Arles,
Bouche-du-Rhone. He was a very well educated man. He studied
Art History at the University of Monpellier, and then in 1971
enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris. Lacroix had aspired to be
a museum curator and so went to complete a program in museum
studies at the Ecole du Louvre. From a young age, Christian
Lacroix was interested in fashion. He used to sketch
historical costumes and fashions as a child. In the
mid-seventies he met fashion press attaché Jean-Jacques
Picart, who got Lacroix a job at Hermès. In 1987 he
opened his own couture house and began creating
ready-to-wear pieces inspired from diverse cultures.

4.Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani is an Italian designer known for his men's
wear, and clean, tailored lines. His fashion career began
with a job working as a window dresser at La Rinascente, a
department store in Milan. He then became a buyer for the
store's men's department which offered tremendous insight
into the marketing aspect of the fashion industry. Giorgio
Armani was an innovative man, an industry leader in many,
many ways. He was the first designer to ban models with a
BMI under 18 after a famous model starved herself to death.
He was also the first haute-couture designer to broadcast
his collection on the internet in 2007. Armani is an
inspiring and legendary man in the fashion industry.

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