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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. 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!


  • Thomas Carlyle Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American fashion designer and filmmaker. He launched his eponymous luxury brand in 2006, having previously served as the Creative Director at luxury fashion houses Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Ford also directed the Academy Award-nominated films A Single Man (2009) and Nocturnal Animals (2016). He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.  more
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer, Film Director
    • Credits: A Single Man,Mademoiselle C,The 82nd Annual Academy Awards,Valentino: The Last Emperor

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  • Michael David Kors (born Karl Anderson Jr.; August 9, 1959) is an American fashion designer. He is the honorary chairman and chief creative officer of his brand, Michael Kors, which sells men's and women's and ready-to-wear, accessories, watches, jewelry, footwear and fragrance. Kors was the first women's ready-to-wear designer for the French house Celine, from 1997 to 2003. On January 2, 2019 Michael Kors Holdings Limited officially changed its name to Capri Holdings Limited (NYSE: CPRI). Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Versace are the three founder-led brands under Capri Holdings Limited....  more
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States of America
    • Nationality: 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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  • Sean Combs
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    Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by the stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puffy or Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, actor and entrepreneur. Combs was born in New York City but was raised in Mount Vernon, New York. He worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his own record label, Bad Boy Entertainment, in 1993. Combs' debut album, No Way Out (1997) has been certified seven times platinum. No Way Out was followed by successful albums such as Forever (1999), The Saga Continues... (2001) and Press Play (2006). In 2009, Combs formed the musical group (Dirty Money (duo)) and released the critically...  more
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician
    • Credits: Training Day, Bad Boys II, Godzilla, Muppets Most Wanted

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  • Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr.; November 15, 1985) is an American Internet celebrity, beauty YouTuber, makeup artist, model, entrepreneur, and singer-songwriter. The founder and owner of Jeffree Star Cosmetics. By 2006, Star had become the most followed person on MySpace. He frequently used the platform to promote his music career. In 2009, Star released his first and only studio album, Beauty Killer, which included songs such as "Lollipop Luxury" featuring Nicki Minaj. He embarked on several world tours to promote his music. In 2010, he signed to Konvict Muzik—whose founder Akon described Star as "the next Lady Gaga"—with plans to release a second album titled Concealer....  more
    • Age: 33
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Hella Crazy,Turn the Beat Around,What Now,LA Ink

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