Spotlight Tuesday-Coco Chanel

*Birth Name: Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel *Born August 19, 1883 in Saumur, France *Lived in an orphanage for 6 years after her mother died when she was 12 and her father…

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Spotlight Tuesday-Valentino Garavani

*Birth Name: Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani *Born on May 11, 1932 in Voghera, Italy, of Italian descent *Founder of Valentino SpA *Designer lines include: Valentino, Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma and…

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Steve Madden

*Birth Name: Steve Madden *Born on January 1, 1958 in Cedarhurst, New York of Irish and Jewish descent *In 1975 attended the University of Miami for two years -his father…

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Zac Posen

*Birth Name: Zachary E. Posen *Born in 1980 in New York City, New York *As a boy, he always loved fashion and often designed clothes for dolls *While still in…

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Kate Spade

*Birth Name: Katherine Noel Brosnahan *Born in Kansas City, MI on December 24, 1962 *Co-founded Kate Spade New York in 1993 with her husband along with partners Pamela Bell and…

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Gwen Stefani

*Birth Name: Gwen Renee Stefani * Born in Fullerton, CA Oct. 3rd 1969 of Italian, Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, German and English descent *She is a singer, song writer, record producer, actress…

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Michael Kors

*Birth name: Karl Anderson Jr. *Born in Long Island, NY-Jewish and Swedish descent *At the age of 5, he legally changed his own name to Michael David Kors after mother…

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Vince Camuto

*Born in Manhattan, NY in 1950 -Italian descent *Began his career as a footwear designer before co-finding Nine West Group (known as Nine West) -He created the company name in…

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