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 quit paying his tuition when Madden began flunking *In 1978 […]

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 high school, interned for Nichol Miller at the age of […]

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 Elyce Arona *Originally began her collection with the classic nylon […]

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 and guitarist *Notably known for the musical group No Doubt, […]

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 got remarried and suggested it *Created and sold his first […]

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 1979 after looking’ out of his office window and seeing […]