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Dolce and Gabbana
Tradition, culture and the Mediterranean nature all added to glamour and great versatility make Dolce & Gabbana. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have made a trademark with sensual and unique style that is recognized around the world.
To look better dressed is perhaps one thing that everybody would love to do in this world. This ancient craving in human being led to the creation of big fashion houses. Armani is not just any fashion house that we are discussing now but rather the name which decide the ultimate in any form of fashion.
The man who was responsible some hundred years ago, for one of today’s world’s most coveted $ 3 billion mega-fashion brand-name Gucci, was an Italian by name Guccio Gucci, a humble owner of a saddle shop – a man probably to whom it never occurred in his wildest dreams that his atelier would grow into the world famous and highly successful, House of Gucci.
Wild animal prints, leather patches and flowers? It’s none other than Roberto Cavalli! Call it glamour, fashion, rock or simply Roberto Cavalli, the fashion idol of Italy has rocked the world of all fashion maniacs.
Bonito is a village about 100 kms from Naples. In 1998, Salvatore Ferragamo was born as the eleventh child among fourteen. From his early days he showed a great passion towards shoes and designs.
Fernanda Gattinoni was born in Lombardy region in northern Italy. At the age of 17, she came to London to learn her favorite trade at the Molineaux house. At one stage she even turned down the offer to work for Coco Chanel since she wanted to return to Italy to set up her own brand.
Emilio Pucci di Barsento, “Prince of Prints,” was born in Naples in1914. He moved to the University of Georgia for further studies after spending two years at the Milan University.
Gianni Versace was born on December 2 in Reggie Calabria’s, 1946. He was a magnetic and proficient Italian designer for all kinds of clothing. He was influenced by modern abstract art. He was highly regarded as one of the greatly vibrant and gifted designers belonging to the second half of the twentieth century.
Gianfranco Ferre was born on the 15th of August 1944 in a northern Italian province called Legnano. His birth date falls on the same date as that of the French General and Emperor, Napolean Bonaparte.
Nicola Trussardi was born in Bergamo in 1942. He studied in Milan at the Catholic University. He graduated in Economics and Business Science. He got married to Maria Luisa Gavazzeni.
The name ‘VALENTINO’ is one of the most famous names in fashion today. The Valentino fashion house was the brain child of Valentino Garavani, who is known to every fashion conscious citizen in Italy and all around the world.
Born in the year 1949, Miuccia Prada entered family business by 1978. The leather goods Company, a family luxury was founded by Mario, grandfather of Miuccia Prada's in 1913 in Milan.