Giorgio Armani has been acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy.
American fashion house Ralph Lauren doesn’t just sell clothes; it sells an aspirational lifestyle.
For seven consecutive years Louis Vuitton has been named the world's most valuable luxury brand.
Italian designer Valentino Garavani has shaped haute couture fashion for five decades.
Fashion house Dolce & Gabbana favours bright colours, clashing patterns and animal prints.
Alexander McQueen’s genius lay in knowing how to stir up emotion and feeling from a cut of fabric.
Yves Saint Laurent's biggest legacy was making it acceptable for women to wear trousers.
Versace has established itself as one of the world's leading fashion houses.