1. Coco Chanel
Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel revolutionised modern women’s wear. Her designs liberated women’s bodies from the restrictive, corseted fashions of the time. The Chanel suit is iconic, as is the 2.55 bag, and Chanel has often been cited as pioneering the concept of the ‘little black dress’. She’s undoubtedly one of the best fashion designers of our time.
2. Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Mathieu-Saint-Laurent is often credited as being a directional and determining force in modern fashion. He introduced masculine tailoring for women and is famed for creating the ‘Le Smoking’ #look, which saw women in tuxedo inspired designs. The YSL brand is still one of the most coveted labels to this day.