Honoring Leading Ladies of Fashion We Love

As part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re honoring some of the leading ladies of fashion we love. They are each a legendary woman in their own right and are all such inspirations to us. They completely rock the fashion houses they run!

Leading Ladies of Fashion We Love

Maria Grazia Chiuri

After becoming the first female artistic director at Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri spent 17 years at Valentino. She is truly a business woman and her vision of empowering women through her collection is incredible. She always creates trendy looks that complement the lifestyle of a contemporary woman.

Leading Ladies of Fashion - Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior artistic director
Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri on the runway during the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 at Musee Rodin on March 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

More to Love: Christian Dior’s First Female Artistic Director: Maria Grazia Chiuri

Tamara Mellon

Tamara Mellon is the co-founder of luxury footwear Jimmy Choo and also the eponymous luxury footwear brand Tamara Mellon. And do you know where are almost every Megan Markle’s shoes? From the amazing Tamara Mellon, of course.

Silvia Venturini Fendi

Silvia is the only Fendi family member that is still working at the historic Italian business. She is the one who responsible for the creation of the iconic Baguette bag. How could we not love and honor her??

Donatella Versace

The one and only Donatella Versace, known for her opulent and tropical designs, full of color and patterns.

Leading Ladies of Fashion - Donatella Versace
Designer Donatella Versace walks the runway at the Versace show at Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019/20 on February 22, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Fashion Stock on Shutterstock)

Carolina Herrera

The Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera is known for her exceptional personal style and for dressing various First Ladies, including Michelle Obama, Jacqueline Onassis and Laura Bush.

Leading Ladies of Fashion - Carolina Herrera
Designer Carolina Herrera walks the runway for Carolina Herrera Show during NY Fashion Week (Photo by FashionStock on Shutterstock)

More to Love: Tabletop Decor Ideas: New Tableware Collection by Carolina Herrera and Cabana

Stella McCartney

As a female fashion designer, Stella McCartney creates clothing made for women by a woman. And her ability to design those beautiful clothes is incredible.

Leading Ladies of Fashion - Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney in the press room for The British Fashion Awards (Photo by Featureflash Photo Agency on Shutterstock)

Virgine Viard

Virgine Viard is a French Fashion Designer who is currently directing Chanel. The close relationship that she had with Karl Largfed allowed her to see all the creative processes of the luxury fashion brand. And, most importantly, understand the huge goal of the fashion house: to continue the legacy of Chanel’s founder Coco.

Victoria Beckham

English Fashion Designer, female pop singer, businesswoman, mom, and wife! We couldn’t not mention Victoria Beckham, a true goddess!

Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham attends the ‘Cafe Society’ premiere and the Opening Night Gala. (Photo by Magicinfoto on Shutterstock)

Clare Waight Keller

Clare Waight Keller is the first female artistic director of Givenchy over the brand’s 66-year history. Her collections incorporate a ’70s aesthetic, a sleeker style than Givenchy of the past and a balance between magic and logic. However, she will always be known for designing the wedding dress of Meghan Markle.

Natacha Ramsay-Levi

Natacha is the Creative Director of Chloé and has established a strong silhouette to empower women of all kinds. “I am very proud to join a house founded by a Woman to dress Women,” said Natacha when she joined the luxury brand.

Those are just some of our favorite leading ladies of fashion. Comment below to let us know if we missed your favorite!

Words by Rita Archer