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Top 10 Classic American Designers to Know

There is nothing more deplorable than a clueless fashionista who walks the walk but fails to talk the talk about the garbs she/he wears. Make sure to skip such embarrassment by knowing basic knowledge on the top 10 classic American designers.

Tom Ford- Texas born sensation. Known for winning the first ever VH1 Fashion Awards and is the Creative Director for Gucci.

Tommy Hilfiger- an all American inspired designer of clean-cut, department store products such as men and women's wear, fragarences and house furnishings.

Marc Jacobs – known for his established New York line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and his work with the prestigious French design house of Louis Vuitton.

Betsey Johnson- a Wethersfield, CT native, is best know for her feminine, edgy, eccentric, eighties-infused designs.

Donna Karan- is Ms. DKNY (Donna Karan New York). She is best known for her women’s wear, including the Essentials line and her famous, “Seven Easy Pieces” line.

Calvin Klein- Bronx born Klein is founder of a new ideology of fashion with his sleek cuts and controversial advertisements.

Ralph Lauren – best known for his nautical, persona Americana collections (Polo).

Kate Spade – a New York designer of trendy, youthful handbags, accessories and home furnishings.

Anna Sui- an L.A. fashion designer with an international appeal whose design line ranges from hip clothing, shoes and fragrances.

Vera Wang- best known for her intricate, delicately modern wedding dresses worn by high profile socialites and celebrities.

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