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Famous Female Fashion Designers

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List of famous female fashion designers, featuring bios and photos when available. This female fashion designers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being fashion designers. The female fashion designers of note are listed by their level of prominence, and you can be sorted by various bits of information like date of birth or birthplace. There are thousand of females working as fashion designers in the world, but this list highlights only the notable ones.

This is a list that includes people like Coco Chanel and DIane Von Furstenberg. The women included on this list are some of the most renowned names in fashion. Their designs are iconic and their names hold a lot of weight in the fashion community. 

While this isn't a list of all female fashion designers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female fashion designers in the world?" and "Who are the best female fashion designers?"

The most notable female fashion designers in history and today are shown below. Enjoy this list of well-known, leading female fashion designers. If you want to share these historic female fashion designers you can use one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (205 items)

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    Lindsay Dee Lohan (born 2 July 1986) is an American actress, model and pop music singer. Lohan started in show business as a child fashion model for magazine advertisement and television commercials. At age 10, she began her acting career in a soap opera; at 11, she made her motion picture debut by ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Model, Designer, + more
    • Credits: Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, The Parent Trap, Machete, Ugly Betty, + more
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    Paris Hilton
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    Paris Whitney Hilton is an American socialite, television personality, model, actress and singer. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City and raised there and in Beverly Hills, California, Hilton began her modeling career as a teenager when ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Zoolander, House of Wax, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Wonderland, The Cat in the Hat, + more
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    Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003 through mutual friends; she recorded demo tapes with his guidance. Her tape was sent to ...more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Actor, Music artist, Singer
    • Credits: Battleship, Home, Styled to Rock, Styled to Rock
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    Hilary Erhard Duff is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model and fashion designer. Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring titular character in the television series Lizzie McGuire. The series proved to be a hit, leading to a film ...more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Model, + more
    • Credits: A Cinderella Story, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Lizzie McGuire, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Perfect Man, + more
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    Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: A League of Their Own, Dick Tracy, Die Another Day, Vision Quest, Evita, + more
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    Jessica Simpson
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    Jessica Ann Johnson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, reality television personality and fashion designer who made her debut in 1999. Since that time, Simpson has made many recordings, starred in several television shows, movies and commercials, launched a line of hair and beauty products, and ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Master of Disguise, The Love Guru, The Dukes of Hazzard, Employee of the Month, Good Morning America, + more
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    Amanda Laura Bynes is an American actress and fashion designer. After appearing in commercials and in plays, Bynes rose to prominence as a child star in the late 1990s and early 2000s on the Nickelodeon series All That and The Amanda Show. From 2002 to 2006, she starred in the sitcom What I Like About ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: Rugrats, Easy A, She's the Man, Hairspray, Robots, + more
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    Milla Jovovich
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    Milla Jovovich is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. She has appeared in numerous science fiction and action-themed films, earning her the sobriquet "reigning queen of kick-butt" from the music channel VH1 in 2006. Born in the Soviet Union, Jovovich immigrated with her parents ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Musician, Film Producer, Supermodel, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Dazed and Confused, The Fifth Element, Married... with Children, Resident Evil, Zoolander, + more
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    Sienna Rose Diana Miller is an English actress, model and fashion designer. In 2008, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award, while for her role as Tippi Hedren in the 2012 TV film The Girl, she was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Her ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Stardust, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, American Sniper, Layer Cake, Alfie, + more
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    Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Hurley is an English actress and model. She has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder since the company gave Hurley her first modelling job at the age of 29. It has featured her as a representative and model for its products, especially perfumes such as Sensuous, ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Basingstoke, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Bedazzled, Passenger 57, My Favorite Martian, + more
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    Gwen Stefani
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    Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. During the band's hiatus, Stefani embarked on her solo career, releasing her debut album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in 2004. Inspired by music of the ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: USA, Fullerton, California
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Designer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Zoolander, The Aviator, The Voice, No Doubt: Live in the Tragic Kingdom, Harajuku Lovers Live, + more
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    Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer. Raised in Florida, Moore first came to prominence with her 1999 debut single, "Candy", which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her first album, So Real, went on to receive a Platinum certification ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: New Hampshire, Nashua, USA
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Tangled, The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember, Saved!, Brother Bear 2, + more
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    Victoria Caroline Beckham is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model and singer. In the late 1990s, Beckham rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls and was dubbed Posh Spice by the July 1996 issue of the British music magazine Top of the Pops. After the Spice Girls split, she ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Harlow, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Model, Designer, + more
    • Credits: Zoolander, Spice World, Victoria Beckham: Coming to America, Raw Spice
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    Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, rapper, television host, and actress. She is the female vocalist for the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, with whom she has achieved chart success worldwide. Her debut solo album, The Dutchess, spawned five Billboard Hot ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Hacienda Heights, USA, California
    • Profession: Television presenter, Fashion designer, Rapper, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Married... with Children, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Planet Terror, Be Cool, Mr. Belvedere, + more
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    Nicole Camille Richie is an American fashion designer, author, actress and television personality. Richie rose to prominence for her role in the Fox reality television series, The Simple Life, alongside her childhood best friend and fellow socialite Paris Hilton, which lasted five seasons. The Simple ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Author, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Kids in America, The Simple Life, Fashion Star, Zac Efron's Pool Party, Celebrity News Reels: Best of Paris, + more
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    Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australia TV soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. Appearing in the series for two years, Minogue's character married ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Victoria, DVD Region 4, Oceania, Australasia, Melbourne, + more
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Moulin Rouge!, Bio-Dome, Street Fighter, San Andreas, Holy Motors, + more
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    Naomi Elaine Campbell is an English model, actress, singer, and author. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and was one of six models of her generation declared "supermodels" by the fashion ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Television producer, Fashion Model, Model, Supermodel, + more
    • Credits: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Girl 6, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, Cool as Ice, + more
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    Mena Alexandra Suvari is an American actress, fashion designer and model. Shortly after beginning her career as a model, Suvari appeared in guest roles on such 1990s television shows as Boy Meets World and High Incident. She made her film debut in the drama Nowhere. She achieved international fame for ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Newport, USA, Rhode Island
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Model, Actor
    • Credits: American Beauty, American Pie, American Pie 2, American Reunion, Kiss the Girls, + more
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    Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne is a British singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer. The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, she is known for her appearances on The Osbournes with her family, for which they won a 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, as well as on ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Television producer, Author, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: Goldmember, The Osbournes, Dancing with the Stars, Life as We Know It, So Undercover, + more
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    Cher is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model, fashion designer, television host, comedian, dancer, businesswoman, philanthropist, author, film producer, director, and record producer. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: El Centro, California, USA
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Moonstruck, The Witches of Eastwick, Stuck on You, Silkwood, Zookeeper, + more
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