Fashion Designers

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Rebels With A Fashionable Cause

While many of us marvel at fashion spreads in magazines, it’s hard for us to imagine some of our favorite designers starting anywhere but the drawing tables of design school. We were surprised to find out that some of the most notable designers never went to fashion design school, in fact some never even intended on designing. But, alas they did and have since become household names. We’re taking a look at the men and women who ended up designing for the catwalk sans fashion school. It seems these talented few were destined to become designers with or without fashion school under their belts.

In this photo: (clockwise from top left) Coco Chanel, Gianni Versace, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer, Alexander Wang, Elsa Schiaparelli, Vera Wand and Christian Dior