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Famous Male Fashion Designers

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This list of famous male fashion designers is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest male fashion designers list contains the most prominent and famous fashion designers. There are thousands of men working as fashion designers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones - those making waves in the world of international male clothing and fashion. The most famous designers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a guy aspiring to be a fashion designer then the people below should give you inspiration.

No list of the most famous fashion designers would be complete without the likes of Marc Jacobs or Karl Lagerfeld. However, you'll also find a number of black fashion designers and Asian fashion designers below. The famous male designers listed here know all about men's fashion and have established careers in the business.

While this isn't a list of all male fashion designers, it does feature over 250 notable male designer names, from African American fashion designers, to other men fashion designers of all races. Who are the most famous male fashion designers? Who are the best male fashion designers? Take a look below!


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    Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969),[1] currently known by his stage name Diddy, is an American record producer, rapper, actor, and men's fashion designer. He won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and his clothing line earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Monster's Ball, Made, Get Him to the Greek, A Raisin in the Sun, Rhyme & Reason, + more
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    Jeffree Star
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    Jeffrey Lynn Steininger, better known by his stage name Jeffree Star, is an American model, fashion designer, makeup artist, DJ, and singer-songwriter residing in Beverly Hills, California. He started his music career on MySpace with over 25 million plays on his self-released music. He is known for his ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor, + more
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    David Arquette
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    David Arquette is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, wrestler, and fashion designer. A member of the Arquette acting family, he first became known during the mid-1990s after starring in several Hollywood films, such as the Scream series, Wild Bill, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, USA
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Television director, Wrestler, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Scream, Scream 2, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI: Miami, Scream 4, + more
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    Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor and arranger, whose "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads. In addition to singing lead and backing ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Zoolander, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, + more
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    John Gavin Malkovich is an American actor, director, producer, and fashion designer. He has appeared in more than 70 motion pictures. For his roles in Places in the Heart and In the Line of Fire, he received Academy Award nominations. He has also appeared in films such as Empire of the Sun, The Killing ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: USA, Christopher, Illinois
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Juno, Being John Malkovich, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Con Air, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, + more
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    Russell Wendell Simmons is an American business magnate. He cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics. Married to Samantha Simmons of East Providence RI, Simmons has been described as the third richest figure in hip ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: The Nutty Professor, Def Jam's How to Be a Player, The Addiction, Krush Groove, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, + 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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    Pharrell Williams, also known simply as Pharrell, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo the Neptunes, producing soul, hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock, funk, and hip ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Virginia Beach, USA, Virginia
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Voice, Get Him to the Greek, + more
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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: Austin, Texas, United States of America
    • 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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    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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    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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    Calvin Klein
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    Calvin Richard Klein is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc., in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein also has given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry.more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson
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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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    Leigh Bowery
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    Leigh Bowery was an Australian performance artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model, and fashion designer, based in London. Bowery is considered one of the more influential figures in the 1980s and 1990s London and New York City art and fashion circles influencing a generation of artists and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1961-1994)
    • Birthplace: Sunshine, Australia
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Promoter, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Hail the New Puritan
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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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