Born: New York City, New York, 1964. Education: Graduated from Parsons School of Design, New York, 1984.
Founded: in London in 1884 by Lewis Tomalin, based on the principles of Dr. Gustav Jaeger.
Born: Camberley, England, of Anglo-American parentage, 18 July 1906. Education: Self-taught in design.
Born: circa 1945. Family: Married to Tonny Jansen.
Founded: in Portland, Oregon, as the Portland Knitting Company by John A. Zentbauer, C.
Born: New York, 24 May 1956. Education: Choate School, 1970-74; graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, 1978.
Founded: by Jean Patou (1887-1936), who worked in a small dressmaking business, Parry, before World War I. Company History: Patou produced first collection, 1914; Captain of Zouaves during World War I; returned to fashion, launching first couture collection, 1919; moved to rue St.
Founded: by Joan and David Helpern in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967. Company History: Joan & David label introduced, 1977; David & Joan menswear division launched, 1982; Joan & David Too, lower priced line of shoes and accessories introduced, 1987; first women's apparel collection produced by Sir for Her, 1983-85; second women's ready-to-wear collection produced by Gruppo GFT, from 1988; licensing agreement with Ann Taylor chain of fashion shops, 1967-92; producer and distributor, Calvin Klein Footwear, from 1990, and Calvin Klein accessories, 1990-91; New York flagship shop opened, 1985; in-store boutiques opened at Harvey Nichols, London, and Ogilvey's, Montreal, 1987; freestanding Paris and Hong Kong boutiques opened, 1988; filed for Chapter 11 and sold Joan Helpern Designs, Inc.
Born: John Pico Harberger in Munich, 14 March 1906; immigrated to the U.S., 1919. Education: Studied medicine, University of Lucerne, and art at the Sorbonne and l'école des Beaux Arts, Paris.
Born: Weathersfield, Connecticut, 10 August 1942. Education: Studied at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1960-61; B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1964.
Born: West Kirby, Cheshire, England, 31 May 1957. Education: Studied at High Wycombe School of Art, 1975-76; B.A.
Incorporated: by Sidney Kimmel as Jones New York, 1975. Company History: Acquired several licenses and became America's fastest-growing apparel company, 1980s; sales fell and company approached bankruptcy, 1987; went public, 1990; launched Rena Rowan for Saville label, 1991; purchased Evan-Picone brand, 1992; surpassed $1 billion in sales, 1996; licensed Lauren by Ralph Lauren, 1996, and Ralph by Ralph Lauren, 1998; launched Jones New York menswear program and purchased Sun Apparel, 1998; purchased Nine West Group and Todd Oldham, 1999; acquired Canadian Ralph Lauren licenses, repositioned Evan-Picone, and acquired Victoria & Company, 2000; designer Rena Rowan retired after 25 years with company, 2000.
Born: Potsdam, Germany, 18 November 1944. Family: Married Karin Bernatzky; children: Henriette, Florentine.
Born: 1883. Career: Foreman at établissements Grenier, shoe leather cutters, 1917; independent shoe manufacturer, 1919; Seducta, a luxury range, introduced in Romans sur Isére, France, 1921; extended distribution to all of France, in the 1930s; after World War II, sons Rene, Charles, and Roland took over factory, adding shoelines in the mid-1940s; first Charles Jourdan women's boutique in Paris, 1957, and London, 1959; Dior contract with international distribution of shoes under Dior label, 1959; Perugia began designing for Jourdan in early 1960s; first New York boutique, 1968; created bags and ready-to-wear clothing line, 1970s; 21 franchises by 1975; firm continued after Jourdan's death, sons launched menswear and Un Homme fragrance in early 1980s; company bought by Portland Cement Werke in 1981, chief designer: Bernard Sucheras, outside designers commissioned including Hervé Leger for accessories, company specializes in shoes, leather goods, accessories, jewelry, scarves.
Born: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 8 February 1948. Education: Graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1969; self-taught in design.
Born: Masan, Korea, 21 May 1954; immigrated to the U.S., 1969. Education: Graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago, 1979.
Born: Brooklyn, New York, 8 September 1942. Education: Studied drama; no formal training in design.
Born: Norma Arraes in New York City, 27 June 1945. Education: Studied fashion illustration at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, 1961-64.
Born: Paris, 1924. Career: Joined father's furrier business (founded in Paris, 1889) on its move to New York, 1942; company bought by the Kenton Corporation, and Kaplan retired, 1971.
Born: Donna Faske in Forest Hills, New York, 2 October 1948. Education: Studied at Parsons School of Design, New York.
Born: New York City, 12 December 1926. Education: Studied English at New York University, 1949-53; studied fashion at Parsons School of Design, New York, 1951-53, and l'école de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, 1953.
Born: Tokyo, Japan, 1942. Education: Graduated in fine arts, Keio University, Tokyo, 1964.
Born: Vicksburg, Mississippi, 24 September 1954. Education: Studied art history and black history at Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, and fashion design at Parsons School of Design, New York.
Born: Kenzo Takada in Tokyo, Japan, 27 February 1939. Education: Bunka College of Fashion.
Born: Renée Meziére in Paris, 12 September 1937. Family: Married designer Quasar Khanh (Manh Khanh Nguyen), 1957; children: Othello, Atlantique-Venus.