Famous Fashion Designers from Italy

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List of notable or famous fashion designers from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top fashion designers born in Italy and even some popular fashion designers who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian fashion designers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These fashion designers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known fashion designer from Italy is included when available.

Examples include Nicky Hilton and Donatella Versace.

This historic fashion designers from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian fashion designers of note?" and "Who are the most famous fashion designers from Italy?" These prominent fashion designers of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian fashion designers.

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    Alessandra Facchinetti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Fashion Designers from Italy
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    Alessandra Facchinetti is an Italian fashion designer. In 2007 she was appointed the creative director at the fashion House of Valentino, on the retirement of Valentino Garavani. Previously she had been a designer at the House of Gucci. After some initial success, in 2008 she was dismissed from ...more

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    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer
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    Carlo Palazzi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Fashion Designers from Italy
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    Carlo Palazzi was an Italian fashion designer. The English company Jaeger licensed his work for an American line in the mid 1960s. Since then, he was licensed in Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Brazil. Customers at his shop on the Via Borgognona in Rome included George Hamilton, Marcello Mastroianni and ...more

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    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: Urbino, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer
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    Daniela Zuccoli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Fashion Designers from Italy
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    Daniela Zuccoli is the widow of Mike Bongiorno. more

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    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Milan, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Television producer
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    Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Fashion Designers from Italy
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    Donatella Versace is an Italian fashion designer and current Vice President of the Versace Group, as well as its chief designer. She owns a 20% share of the business. During the 1980s, Donatella's brother, Gianni Versace, launched a perfume dedicated to her, Blonde, and gave her his own diffusion label, ...more

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    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Mademoiselle C, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Dior and I, The Devil Wears Prada
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    Elsa Schiaparelli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Fashion Designers from Italy
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    Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Starting with knitwear, Schiaparelli's designs were heavily influenced by Surrealists like her collaborators Salvador ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1890-1973)
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Costume Designer
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    Emilio Pucci is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Fashion Designers from Italy
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    Emilio Pucci, Marchese di Barsento, was a Florentine Italian fashion designer and politician. He and his eponymous company are synonymous with geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colours. more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1914-1992)
    • Birthplace: Naples, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer
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    Enrico Coveri is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Fashion Designers from Italy
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    Enrico Coveri was an Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur from Prato, Italy. A former model and stage designer he founded the homonymous fashion house in Florence and was immediately acclaimed for his creations at the first appearances on the catwalks in both Milan and Paris in 1977. He died from ...more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1952-1990)
    • Birthplace: Prato, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer
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    Gianni Versace was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, make-up and home furnishings as well as clothes. He also designed costumes for the theatre and films. As a friend of Eric Clapton; Diana, Princess of Wales; ...more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1946-1997)
    • Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Actor, Costume Designer
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