Famous French Designers

BY: The News Voice

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"Fashion is to France what the gold mines of Peru are to Spain.."

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Thierry Mugler

Mugler is mainly known for designing costumes for Cirque du Solleil and Beyonce's  "I am.." tour. His top-selling Angel Fragrance also contributes to his fame.

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Maria 'Nina' Ricci

Although born in Italy, she and her son, Robert founded their brand. The Nina Ricci brand was known for ready-to-wear, leather goods and fashion accessories.

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She also launched a perfume named 'L'air de temps' in 1949 which remains the brand's famous product.

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Coco Chanel

She is known to be one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. Her designs liberated women from the corsets and gave them freedom.

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Christian Dior

He was known for his revolution in women's dress with the 'New Look' which brought Paris back its status as Fashion capital.

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Yves Saint Laurent

Successor of Christian Dior, creator of Legendary Le Smoking Suit. He was  given the title Grand Officier in the Legion d'Honneur.

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Jean-Paul Gaultier

He had no formal training as clothing designer. His most-well known garment is cone bra that Madonna wore on tour during 1990's

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These french designers have made a huge impact on international fashion.

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