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Famous Male Designers

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List of famous male designers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male designers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being designers. There are thousand of males working as designers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic designers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a designer then the people below should give you inspiration.

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

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    Kanye West
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    Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Love Guru, State Property 2, Cruel Summer, + more
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    Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B.G.'z, alongside fellow New ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Hollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: The Smurfs 2, Hurricane Season, Who's Your Caddy?, Freaknik: The Musical, Baller Blockin', + more
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    Steve Jobs
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    Steven Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic and design-driven pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1955-2011)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Designer
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    Arnold Daniel Palmer is a retired American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in men's professional golf history. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed "The King", he is one of golf's most popular ...more

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Designer, Professional golfer, Architect
    • Credits: June 17th, 1994, Call Me Bwana, Pinehurst, Chicken Soup: Conversations for the Golfer's Soul, + more
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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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    Bill Kaulitz
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    Bill Kaulitz is a German singer, songwriter, voice actor, designer, and model. He is best known for his work from 2001 to the present as the lead singer of the band Tokio Hotel.more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Model, + more
    • Credits: Deutschland sucht den Superstar, Tokio Hotel TV – Caught on Camera
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    Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of Gucci and the creation of the Tom Ford label before directing the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man.more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Austin
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer, Film Director
    • Credits: Zoolander, A Single Man
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    Michael Kors
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    Michael Kors is a New York City-based fashion designer of American sportswear for women. He is Honorary Chairman and Chief Creative Officer for his company, Michael Kors Holdings Limited, which deals in fashion accessories. Michael Kors was named the first-ever women’s ready-to-wear designer for French ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Project Runway, Models of the Runway, Project Runway: All Stars, Great Things About the Holidays
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    Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born, Canadian-American entrepreneur, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and chief product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity. He is the founder of SpaceX and a cofounder of Paypal, Inc., Tesla Motors, and Zip2. He ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
    • Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Inventor, + more
    • Credits: Iron Man 2
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    Ralph Lauren, pronounced Loor-en is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation clothing company, a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise. He has also become well known for his collection of rare automobiles, some of which have been ...more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Designer
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    Alexander McQueen
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    Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards, as well as the CFDA's ...more

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    • Age: Died at 41 (1969-2010)
    • Birthplace: London Borough of Lewisham, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist, Artist
    • Credits: Björk: Greatest Hits
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    Marc Jacobs
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    Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, with over 200 retail stores in 80 countries. He was the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2013. Jacobs was on Time magazine's ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Disconnect
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    Guillermo del Toro
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    Guillermo del Toro Gómez is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth, and more mainstream American action movies, ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Simpsons, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Blade II, Pacific Rim, + more
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    Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own label fashion house. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and ...more

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
    • Profession: Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer, Artist, + more
    • Credits: Zoolander, L'Amour, Totally Spies! The Movie
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    Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer that Italy has produced, with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a ...more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer, Costume Designer
    • Credits: My Voyage to Italy, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Made in Milan
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    Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent, was an Algerian-born French fashion designer, and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. In 1985, Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, "The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five ...more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1936-2008)
    • Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer
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    Buckminster Fuller
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    Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1895-1983)
    • Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Industrial designer, Poet, Visionary, Inventor, Designer, + more
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    Zac Posen
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    Zachary E. "Zac" Posen is an American fashion designer.more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: SoHo, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Project Runway, Bitches in Britches
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    Isaac Mizrahi
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    Isaac Mizrahi is a film director.more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Actor, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Men in Black, Fame, For Love or Money, Hollywood Ending, Celebrity, + more
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    John Galliano
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    John Charles Galliano CBE, RDI is a Gibraltar-born Italian-British fashion designer who was the head designer of French fashion companies Givenchy, Christian Dior, and his own label John Galliano. At present, Galliano is set to take over the creative direction of Paris-based fashion house Maison Martin ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Gibraltar, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer
    • Credits: The September Issue

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