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. Don't forget to also check out the greatest gay icons in fashion and celebrities who have their own fashion lines. 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!
- Giovanni Versace (Italian: [ˈdʒovanni verˈsaːtʃe]; 2 December 1946 – 15 July 1997) was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house that produces accessories, fragrances, make-up, home furnishings, and clothes. He also designed costumes for theatre and films. As a friend of Eric Clapton; Diana, Princess of Wales; Naomi Campbell; Duran Duran; Kate Moss; Madonna; Elton John; Cher; Sting; Tupac; The Notorious B.I.G.; and many other celebrities, he was one of the first designers to link fashion to the music world. He and his partner Antonio D'Amico were regulars on the international party scene. On 15 July 1997, Versace was shot and killed outside his Miami... more
- Photo: Ethan Miller / Getty ImagesPharrell Lanscilo Williams (; born April 5, 1973) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Williams and Chad Hugo formed the record production duo The Neptunes in 1992, producing hip hop and R&B music. He is the lead vocalist of the band N*E*R*D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his first solo single, "Frontin'", in 2003 and followed it with his debut solo album, In My Mind, in 2006. His second album, Girl, was released in March 2014 and included the commercially successful single "Happy". As part of the Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous singles for various recording artists.Williams has earned ten Grammy Awards including... more
- Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo (22 July 1932 – 20 October 2014), known professionally as Oscar de la Renta, was a Dominican-American fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, he was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. De la Renta became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. He worked for Lanvin and Balmain. His eponymous fashion house has boutiques around the world including in Harrods of London and Madison Avenue in New York.... more
- Ralph Lauren, KBE (né Lifshitz; born October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global multibillion-dollar enterprise. He has also become well known for his collection of rare automobiles, some of which have been displayed in museum exhibits. Lauren stepped down as CEO of the company in September 2015 but remains executive chairman and chief creative officer. As of 2018, Forbes estimates his wealth at $7.2 billion, which makes Ralph Lauren the 91st richest person in America.... more