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With 51 biographies, Fashion Designers are the 87th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Youtubers, Mountaineers, and Judges.


Pantheon has 51 people classified as fashion designers born between 1747 and 1987. Of these 51, 21 (41.18%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living fashion designers include Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Donatella Versace. The most famous deceased fashion designers include Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, and Yves Saint Laurent. As of April 2024, 7 new fashion designers have been added to Pantheon including Rose Bertin, Halston, and Jil Sander.

Living Fashion Designers

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Deceased Fashion Designers

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Newly Added Fashion Designers (2024)

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Most fashion designers were born in France (13), United States (11), and Italy (7). By city, the most common birth places were New York City (5), Florence (2), and Paris (2).The most common death places of fashion designers were France (16), Italy (5), and United Kingdom (3). By city, these were Paris (7), Neuilly-sur-Seine (5), and Florence (2).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as fashion designers in Pantheon are Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, Charles Frederick Worth, and Rose Bertin.  The concentration of fashion designers was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier fashion designers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Fashion Designers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Fashion Designers since 1700.