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Most influential fashion designers of all time

French fashion designer Coco Chanel is best known for her classic and timeless designs from the impeccable suits to the little black dress. These are outfits that every girl should have in her wardrobe.

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No one would have probably heard of Azzedine Alaia, but the Tunisian-born designer is one of the most influential fashion designers of all time. He was known as the 'King of Cling' and his trademark design was the form-fitting dress that flatters the female figure.

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Giorgio Armani started his career as a window dresser, but now, he has his name on sculpted suits, perfumes, watches and even hotels. His most significant contribution to the industry is the soft shoulder suit.

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Giorgio Armani started his career as a window dresser, but now, he has his name on sculpted suits, perfumes, watches and even hotels. His most significant contribution to the industry is the soft shoulder suit.

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Cristobal Balenciaga is a respected designer famous for timeless and pervading designs such as the tunic, babydoll and chemise dress. Under his tutelage, big names in the fashion industry such as Hubert de Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta and Emanuel Ungaro were born.

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Italian-born French designer Pierre Cardin took an unusual approach to fashion making his creations look way ahead of his time. In short, his designs were futurist in nature including the bubble dress.

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Christian Dior's first collection was first launched in 1947. He dominated the fashion scene and at that time, outfits were below knee in length whilst hips were padded and waists nipped. In keeping with the fickle public, CD reversed the trend, bared knees and waists. Under the helm of house designer Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior creations were known as trendy and chic elegant.

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Christian Dior's first collection was first launched in 1947. He dominated the fashion scene and at that time, outfits were below knee in length whilst hips were padded and waists nipped. In keeping with the fickle public, CD reversed the trend, bared knees and waists. Under the helm of house designer Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior creations were known as trendy and chic elegant.

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Jean Paul Gaultier designed Madonna's iconic bust, but even then the designer's haute couture's creations were both formal and whimsical. Often, he would shock the fashion world with his man skirts and sculpted outfits.

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British designer Alexander McQueen used to cut suits for famous personalities such as Prince Charles and Gorbachev whilst working as an apprentice. His most significant contributions include tailored suits, pencil skirts and low-rise jeans.

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Hubert de Givenchy has bequeathed his timeless and classic designs to the fashion world. He is most famous for dressing up Audrey Hepburn. Another major legacy was the sack dress which is the opposite of the hourglass silhouette.

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Yves Saint Laurent is known for the tuxedo smoking jacket for women, pant suit, thigh-high boots, and safari jackets. YSL, was, in fact, the first fashion designer to put up an RTW collection.

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Yves Saint Laurent is known for the tuxedo smoking jacket for women, pant suit, thigh-high boots, and safari jackets. YSL, was, in fact, the first fashion designer to put up an RTW collection.

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