It's strange to note how these hugely popular designers have cleverly managed to shy away from the spotlight. Clearly, it's their work that does the talking.
Irrespective of how clued up you are about fashion unless you've been living a rock, there is no way in hell that you wouldn't have heard of brand names like Calvin Klein, Armani, Prada, Marc Jacobs and so on. But, does a particular face sprout every time you hear of something interesting? Well, we totally get it if you're lost. To make things simpler, we have compiled a list of insanely rich designers whose faces are not as familiar as their brand logo.
Vivienne Westwood remains undefeated in the field of modern punk fashion. The refreshing use of colors and patterns has made her the Queen of Punk fashion.
Diane von Fürstenberg decided to be her own person after getting married to Prince Egon von Fürstenberg. Prior to getting married, Diane rocked the world with her knitted jersey "wrap dress". Today she is the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
This designer needs no introduction. Apart from being one of the best Italian designers, he was also the first to ban models with BMI (body mass index) below 18.
Fascinated with the weaving technique, Roberto decided to drop out of school and open his very own textile company. Slowly but surely he made his way into the fashion world by presenting his first ready-made dresses at the age of 32.
Being the son of a seamstress, it didn't come as shown when Gianni opened his first Versace boutique in 1978. Due to the heavy influence of pop culture and contemporary styles in his clothing line, Versace became an international sensation. After his death, his sister Donatella has been taking care of the business.
Where there's glam, there's Tom Ford. Apart from being a rich name in the fashion world Ford has also written, directed, and produced movies like- Nocturnal Animals and A Single Man
Roland Mouret studied at a fashion college in Paris after finishing school. Though he lacked the critical technicalities of fashion, he went ahead and designed his own line of clothing. After the launch of his Galaxy dress in the 2006 spring collection, celebs couldn't help but fall in love with his work.
Vera Wang was an enthusiastic figure skater who couldn't make it to the US Olympic team. But that was not the only passion she had. Soon after finishing college, Vera joined Vogue as the youngest editor in the magazine's history. After working for 17 years she switched to Ralph Lauren for another 2 years. At the age of 40, she stunned everyone with her independent bridal designs which she launched after witnessing that there weren't enough designs out there for everyone.
Calvin Klein is the genius who took undergarment fashion to a whole new level. Apart from that this brand also produces perfume, clothes, and several accessories.
Michael Kors had taken to fashion at the young age of 5. He also redesigned his mother's wedding gown for her second marriage. Kors started selling clothes he created at his parents' basement and today the world is dying to wear his label.
Christian was passionate about making shoes and worked with big brands like Chanel and Maud Frizon. At the age of 27, he created his own designs and set up shop under his own name which took off.
Tommy opened his first clothing store at the age of 20 years but had to declare bankruptcy after 5 years. He then moved to New York and worked with various labels and at the age of 28 decided to give his fashion dreams another shot. Six years after that Tommy Hilfiger became an internationally recognized brand name. If this guy doesn't inspire you we don't know what will.
At the age of 28, Manolo started his own column about footwear in the famous Vogue magazine, London. The following year he opened a footwear boutique under his own name.
Thierry Mugler's designs are known for its structured finish. Bing an avid body builder himself, he can't help but incorporate this passion into his designs. He chooses bizarre themes like insects, aliens, robots for his creations which makes them rather fresh.
Marc Jacobs was born in New York where he attended the High School of Art and Design followed by the Parsons School of Design. Now, as we all know, he's the head designer of his very own fashion label.
Donna Karan attended Parsons School of Design after finishing high school. Her objective was to design clothes that she herself would wear. This honest motive appealed to the masses and today we have simple yet creative designs to choose from.
Kenzō Takada is a Japanese designer who set up shop in Paris like most of the designer after graduating from Tokyo's Bunka Fashion College. He rose to fame in 1970 and today is the acting Honorary President of the Asian Couture Federation
This young designer moved to New York at the age of 18 to attend Parsons School of Design. He then launched his very own line of sleek and urban designs which people went gaga over.
John has been proclaimed to be one of the best designers in Britain for four years in a row.
Being the daughter of the former Beatle member Paul McCartney surely has nothing to do with her success and she has proved that time and again. Stella designed her first jacket at the tender age of thirteen. Her style is soft and feminine and she stressed on not using leather or fur for her designs being an avid animals-rights and ecology activist.
Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce the magical duo met in 1980 while working for the same fashion house. After five years they launched their own line inspired by sensual and classy women.
Christian Lacroix originally wanted to be a museum curator, but along the way, he found a new love for fashion. Although critics seem to believe that Christian doesn't seem to understand what women want, he still continues with his out-of-this-world designs which inspire several people.
Miuccia Bianchi Prada succeeded her Mario Prada's business and became the head designer of the brand in 1978.
Jean-Paul Gaultier was introduced to the world of fashion by his grandfather. In spite of receiving any formal training, Jean started sending his sketches to a number of couturiers. Luckily, he was discovered by Pierre Cardin who made him his assistant in 1970.