There are a number of influential fashion designers who helped shape the 20th century. Coco Chanel, for example, was a pioneer of modernist fashion and was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people. Saint Laurent has a long list of achievements, including designing the smoking jacket, which was popular during the 1950s. His designs have influenced fashion for generations, and his clothing lines are still a favorite among celebrities and fashionistas.
Marc Jacobs is another notable designer. Born in 1963, he established his own label in 1986 and continued to impress fashion fans around the world. In 2013, LVMH acquired a minority stake in his label, and hired him as the creative director of Loewe. In addition to Marc Jacobs, another influential designer is Betsey Johnson. Johnson founded her label Pyer Moss in 2013 and has been credited with bringing the fashion house back to life. Her unique style and attention to detail have earned her a place in fashion history.
Another influential designer of the 21st century is Phoebe Philo. She studied at Central Saint Martins and joined Chloe as Stella McCartney’s design assistant. In 2001, she was named creative director of Chloe and launched an accessories line. In 2008, she was named creative director of Celine. As her career rose, she has received the title of “Victoria’s Angel” on the New York Stock Exchange.