Top 6 most expensive clothing brands of 2014
The fashion design scene around the globe just keeps developing and growing. New names arise, the old ones remain but there are some that are just timeless, but also the most luxurious ones among all. Here are six giants of the fashion design universe, six leviathans in vogue for all times. Who are the people who rule the fashion throne and who are those who can afford the luxurious fabrics stamped by the fashion-mammoths?
The French company was founded in 1946 by Christian Dior as one of the world’s top fashion houses. Nothing really changed until this day. Besides Dior himself, the creative directors of this prestigious house were also Yves-Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, et al. Dior is designing ready-to-wear clothing including pieces for both men, women and children, footwear, makeup, fragrances, and an haute couture collection. The most expensive Dior of all times is a satin wedding dress worn by Melania Knauss, a Slovenian model who married Donald Trump; the dress was worth $125,000.
2 Dolce & Gabbana
An Italian luxury fashion house founded in 1985 by the designers Domenico Dolce and Stephano Gabbana. The D&G style has always been different, as if every piece of clothing has a story to tell. The pieces are generally based on the eclectic, but soaked into deep colors, animal prints, and sparkling fabrics. Besides clothes, D&G offers footwear, fragrances, handbags, and eyewear. The most expensive Dolce & Gabbana is a sparkling red beaded cocktail dress, for the 2013 Fall Collection.
The famous Italian fashion company founded by the late fashion designer Gianni Versace in 1985. The house is now owned by his sister Donatella Versace, one of the most influential women in the world of fashion design. Vesrace’s smallest pieces start somewhere at $2,000 and the most expensive dress was worn by the beautiful Elizabeth Hurley; actually, the black safety pin dress made this young actress popular before we even knew it.
The British luxury offering clothing for both men and women, fragrances, eyewear, and cosmetics. The company is well known for its famous tartan print but also for its fashion accessories and trench coats which start with $2,000 on average. The most luxurious Burberry piece was designer by Christopher Bailey – a peacock coat, made of actual peacock feathers priced at $36,047. That was a true revolution in fashion design and a real controversy.
The French giant in fashion design industry, the name of French luxury, elegance, and style. It is well known for Coco Chanel, the immortal icon of fashion, for its perfume No. 5 de Chanel and for the “little black dress”. Chanel has always been introduced by beautiful women among which Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet, Marilyn Monroe, Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tautou, Keira Knightley, et al. The famous “little black dress”, worn by the breathtaking Audrey Hepburn is, believe it or not, priceless.
6 Louis Vuitton
The most luxurious fashion house in the world, founded back in 1854 by Louis Vuitton who started his career as a trunk-maker. The famous logo LV makes the brand recognizable and it appears on most of its products. Louis Vuitton actually rules the fashion world of today with its ready-to-wear collections, trunks, jewelry, accessories, handbags, etc. The most expensive piece of Louis Vuitton is a custom-made luxury trunk, designed for the Australian cricket king Michael Clark and is estimated at $170,000.