Established: New York, in 1988, by Mark Badgley and James Mischka. Badgley born in East Saint Louis, Illinois, 12 January 1961; raised in Oregon; studied business, University of Southern California, to 1982; graduated from Parsons School of Design, New York, 1985.
Born: Guetaria, San Sebastian, 21 January 1895. Education: Studied needlework and dressmaking with his mother until 1910.
Born: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, 18 May 1914. Education: Studied architecture, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1933-34.
Founded: by Mel and Patricia Ziegler in Mill Valley, California, in 1978. Company History: First Banana Republic Travel Bookstore opened, San Francisco, 1978; Travel Bookstore Catalogue first published, 1986; quarterly travel magazine, Trips, introduced, 1987; business acquired by The Gap, Inc., 1983; founding partners Mel and Patricia Ziegler resigned from firm, 1988.
Born: Ebbw Vale, Wales, 1943. Education: Studied textile and interior design, Camberwell School of Art, 1959-62, and St.
Born: Washington D.C., 3 November 1955. Education: Studied at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1972-74; graduated from Parsons School of Design, New York, 1977.
Born: Jane Barnes in Phoenix, Maryland, 4 March 1954. Education: Graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, 1975.
Born: Bradford, England, 1951. Education: Studied at Hornsey and Chelsea Colleges of Art, 1969-73.
Born: Naples, Italy, 26 March 1944; christened Rocco Muscariello. Education: Attended Accademia delle Belle Arti, Rome, 1962 (Fine Arts).
Born: Nelson Clyde Barr in Philadelphia, 16 January 1946. Education: Studied applied arts at Philadelphia Museum College of Art; fashion design at Mayer School of Fashion, New York, mid-1960s.
Born: Cincinnati, Ohio, 1963. Education: Harvard University, B.A.
Born: circa 1964. Career: Known for whimsical designs and embroidered motifs; clothing sold at Galeries Lafayette, New York, among other places.
Born: Haynesville, Louisiana, 30 August 1927. Education: Studied medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1943-46, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1946; studied fashion, Traphagen School, New York, 1947-48, Chambre Syndicale d'Haute Couture and Académie Julien, Paris, 1948.
British couture and ready-to-wear firm, Bellville Sassoon & Bellville Sassoon-Lorcan Mullany, respectively.
Founded:by Giuliana (1938—), Luciano (1935—), Gilberto (1941—), and Carlo (1943—) Benetton, in Treviso, in 1965 as Maglificio di Ponzano Veneto dei Fratelli Benetton. Company History: First Benetton outlet opened in Belluno, Italy, 1968; first shop outside Italy, in Paris, 1969; launched major European expansion campaign, from 1978; first U.S.
Born: Rome, Italy, 4 August 1943. Education: Degree in archaeology, Rome University.
Founded: circa 1880 by Charles Bianchini and partners; changed name to Bianchini-Férier after partnership with Férier, around 1900. Company History: Signed Raoul Dufy, 1912; opened New York mill, 1921; teamed up with Vogue Patterns, 1949; merged with Tissage-Baumann, then acquired by Mayor-MDTA.
Born: Flamersheim, Germany, 3 January 1962. Education: Studied fashion at the Royal Academy of Arts, Antwerp.
Born: Leeds, Yorkshire, England, 17 October 1951. Education: Educated in Leeds; B.S.
Born: Santa Cruz, Canary Islands, Spain, 27 November 1942. Education: Educated at home, University of Geneva, degree in literature, 1965; studied art in Paris, 1965-70.
Born: Scotland, 5 February 1956. Education: Graduated from St.
Born: William Ralph Blass in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 22 June 1922. Education: Attended Fort Wayne High School, 1936-39; studied fashion design, Parsons School of Design, 1939.
Founded: in Carpi, Italy, in 1977, by Anna Molinari, chief designer and artistic director, with husband Gianpaolo Tarabini. Company Blumarine, fall/winter 2001-02 collection: chiffon ensemble with a fur hat.
Founded: in 1982 by Stevie Stewart and David Holah. Stewart born in London, 1958; studied at Barnet College.
Born: Munich, 23 January 1942, son of Maria and Willy Bogner Sr. Family: Married Sonia Ribeiro, 1973.