Famous Designers from Italy

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

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

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Alessandra Facchinetti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous 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 Valentino, apparently because she did not draw on Valentino's archives. Facchinetti was one of the persons whose phone was illegally tapped in the SISMI-Telecom scandal. As reported by Vogue Italia, Facchinetti, along with Pietro Negra has launched a new ready-to-wear line named 'Uniqueness,' which emphasises the importance of technology in fashion. She explained "I'm thrilled to work on such an ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy

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David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Designers from Italy
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David Fisher is an Italian-Israeli architect based in Florence. He is known for designing the Dynamic Tower, a rotating skyscraper proposed for construction in Dubai. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

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Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous 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, Versus. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy

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Elsa Schiaparelli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous 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 DalĂ­ and Jean Cocteau. Her clients included the heiress Daisy Fellowes and actress Mae West. Schiaparelli did not adapt to the changes in fashion following World War II and her couture house closed in 1954. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1890-1973)

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

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