1 : ROBERTO CAVALLI Founded in Florence in the early 1960s, today in fact the brand is distribu...
1 : ROBERTO CAVALLI
Founded in Florence in the early 1960s, today in fact the brand is distributed in over fifty countries directly through the Roberto Cavalli showrooms at Via Senato 8 in Milan, 715 Fifth Avenue in New York.
2 : GUCCI
The House of Gucci, better known as simply Gucci, is an Italian iconic fashion and leather goods label. It was founded by Guccio Gucci (b.1881 – d.1953) in Florence in 1906. Gucci is considered one of the most famous, prestigious, and easily recognizable fashion brands in the world.
3 : GIORGIO ARMANI
In 1974 Giorgio Armani held his first fashion show in his own name. In 1975 the label “Giorgio Armani” was launched and the Giorgio Armani Company was founded.
The Armani signature label is the most expensive Armani label and is available in its 75 worldwide boutiques.
4 : VERSACE
Gianni Versace S.p.A. is an Italian fashion clothing business founded by Gianni Versace in 1978.
After the death of Gianni Versace, his sister, Donatella Versace, took over his business and continued usage of the family's trademark of using bright colors and designs. She was born in Reggio Calabria Italy, in 1959, being 13 years younger than Gianni. Brother and sister had a very close relationship and Gianni considered her his muse.
Versace is one of the world's leading international fashion houses. Versace designs, markets and distributes luxury clothing, accessories, fragrances, makeup and home furnishings under the various brands of the Versace Group.
5 : Chanel
Chanel S.A., commonly known as "Chanel", is a Parisian fashion house founded by the late couturier Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, recognized as one of the most established in haute couture, specializing in luxury goods (haute couture, ready-to-wear, handbags, perfumery, and cosmetics among others). According to Forbes, the privately held House of Chanel is jointly owned by Alain Wertheimer and Gerard Wertheimer who are the great-grandsons of the early (1924) Chanel partner Pierre Wertheimer.
6 : DOLCE & GABBANA
Dolce & Gabbana SpA is a high-end designer company owned by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Their first collection launched to international acclaim in 1986, and it wasn’t before knitwear (1987), beachwear (1988), lingerie (1989), and accessories were added. Dolce & Gabbana are very popular for their designs in the Hollywood industry. The company is based in Milan. Its first store in the United States opened in March 1995 in the upscale shopping mecca “the Galleria” in Houston’s fashion district. Since then, a boom in interest in their clothes has called for openings of their boutiques in other major cosmopolitan cities all over the world. Their boutiques have became a symbol of high fashion and couture. Dolce & Gabbana is organized into two central brands. “D&G” and “Dolce & Gabbana” D&G generally forms the groups more casual lines with cheaper prices. Dolce & Gabbana centralizes on haute couture and espensive price tags. Within each brand is “Beachwear” and separately “Dolce & Gabbana underwear”. Earning remarkable financial success (despite the prevalence of fraudulent D&G merchandise), the duo even crossed over into the music world, recording a techno single in 1996 with the words "D&G is love."
7 : Chloé
2002 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the house of Chloe. In the half-century since it was founded, the prestigious French label has stayed true to the concept of romantic, feminine fashion. Today, the houses newest Creative Director, Phoebe Philo, will bring her unique vision to this label at a moment when Chloe is enjoying unprecedented success. After fifty years, Chloe continues to connect with a new generation of stylish women.
The house of Chloe was founded in 1952 by two Parisians, Jacques Lenoir and Gaby Aghion. In a rapidly modernising post-war world, old traditions were giving way to new ideas, and their proposition was a radical one: they would make luxury pret--porter, delivering the kind of exceptional fashion off the rack that, until then, had only been available as couture.
8 : Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen is a British luxury fashion house founded by designer Alexander McQueen in 1992. Its current creative director is Sarah Burton.
9 : Burberry
Burberry Group Inc is an English luxury fashion house, headquartered in London, England. Its main fashion house focuses on and distributes ready-to-wear outerwear, fashion accessories, fragrances, sunglasses, and cosmetics.
Established in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, originally focusing on the development of outdoor attire, the fashion house has moved on to the high fashion market developing pattern-based scarves, trench coats, and other fashion accessories. The first shop opened up in the Haymarket, London, in 1891. Burberry was an independent family controlled company until 1955, when it was reincorporated. The fashion house has dressed notable actors, world leaders, musicians, and athletes such as Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Peter Sellers, and Ronald Reagan.
10 : Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein Inc. is an American fashion house founded by the fashion designer Calvin Klein. The company is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City and is currently owned by PVH.