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Rei Kawakubo

About Rei Kawakubo

Fashion designer who founded the Japanese fashion label Comme des Garcons in 1969. Her unusual garments, sometimes described as “anti-fashion,” have made her an icon in some fashion circles.

Early life

She worked for a textile company after graduating from Keio University.


She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2012.

Family of Rei Kawakubo

She married South African businessman Adrian Joffe.

Close associates of Rei Kawakubo

Her unique clothes have inspired fashion designers the world over, including Austrian designer Helmut Lang.

Irina Slonevskaya

About Irina Slonevskaya

Fashion entrepreneur who founded the clothing brand SL.IRA, which has become a favorite among many famous entertainers, including Victoria Lopyreva and Alesya Kafelnikova. She promotes her brand on her very popular Instagram account, which currently boasts more than 260,000 followers.

Early life

She grew up in Kharkov, Ukraine and studied at the studied at the National University of Kharkiv before moving to Moscow, Russia.


She starred in the music video for Timati s “Where Are You, Where Am I,” which has been viewed more than 120 million times on YouTube. 

Family of Irina Slonevskaya

Her father is Vietnamese and her mother is Russian.

Close associates of Irina Slonevskaya

She appeared alongside rapper Egor Kreed in the music video for “Where Are You, Where Am I.”

Liza Emanuele

About Liza Emanuele

Fashion designer known for her affordable yet high end fashion designs. The eponymous Liza Emanuele Boutique, and accompanying brand, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015.

Early life

She studied fashion design at the Instituto Maragoni in Milan, Italy. In 1993, after working in Italy, she moved to Australia to work for George Gross & Harry Who on the design team.


She launched her first label in 2001, calling it It Girl. In 2008, she expanded her business to include ready-to-wear bridal gown designs.

Family of Liza Emanuele

She was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia.

Close associates of Liza Emanuele

She has dressed film actress Evangeline Lilly.

Keren Craig

About Keren Craig

Fashion designer who co-founded the high-end fashion label Marchesa with Georgina Chapman in 2004. Their brand was funded in part by Giuseppe Cipriani. She has more than 60,000 followers on her kerencraigmarchesa Instagram account. 

Early life

She studied Fashion Textiles with Business at Brighton Art College where she graduated in 2000. 


She worked at Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana as a freelance printmaker. 

Family of Keren Craig

Her father is Bobbie Spargo and her grandfather is Nicholas Spargo. 

Close associates of Keren Craig

Her dresses have been worn by famed actresses such as Jane Fonda. 

Gabriella Waheed Sanders

About Gabriella Waheed Sanders

Designer who has gained massive fame for having founded the Kid Kong NYC line of trendy fashion. She has gained massive for showcasing her glamorous kid-friendly fashion wear on her Instagram account. 

Early life

She began her career in fashion as a wardrobe stylist mostly on music video sets. 


She has amassed more than 600,000 followers to her Instagram account. She has modeled for Bikini Crush Swimwear.

Family of Gabriella Waheed Sanders

Her son s name is Princeton. Her daughter s name is Zoie. She married NFL wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders in 2011. 

Close associates of Gabriella Waheed Sanders

She and Nats Getty are both famous fashion designers. 

Elsa Schiaparelli

About Elsa Schiaparelli

Remembered as a prominent clothing and jewelry designer and perfume maker of the early 20th-century inter-war period, this Italian-born creator of the lobster dress and the tears dress collaborated with such surrealist artists as Alberto Giacometti and Salvador Dali.

Early life

Early in her career, she co-designed an embroidered evening jacket with the prominent novelist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau.


She was a major rival of fellow fashion designer Coco Chanel.

Family of Elsa Schiaparelli

Her marriage to William de Wendt de Kerlor, a French-Swiss Count and philosopher, resulted in a daughter named Maria Luisa Yvonne Radha de Wendt de Kerlor (also known as Gogo Schiaparelli).

Close associates of Elsa Schiaparelli

She designed the costumes that American film star Mae West wore in the 1937 picture Every Day s a Holiday.