US Fashion Designers Quiz

BEAUTY & FASHION

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4 Min Quiz

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How much do you know about U.S. fashion icons? Take this quiz to get the backstory of the designers that made the United States a stylish powerhouse.

Brooke Shields made this American designer a household name by promising to never let anyone get between her and her what?

The young Shields scandalized some people with her jean advertisements.

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Michelle Obama wore what American designer on Barack Obama's election night in 2008?

The soon-to-be first lady chose a dress from Rodriguez's spring 2009 collection.

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Jason Wu lives and works in New York but is what nationality?

Wu grew up in Canada.

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Diane von Furstenberg was at one time a …

Yup, von Furstenberg married a prince (and later divorced him).

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Von Furstenberg is famous for what signature piece of clothing?

The iconic dress was famous enough for magazine covers.

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Roy Frowick is better known as what?

Roy Halston Frowick went by his middle name and made it famous.

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Marc Jacobs was the onetime head of what fashion house?

For nearly a decade, Jacobs helmed the Louis Vuitton.

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Ralph Lauren changed his last name from …

"Lifshitz" probably didn't have the posh feeling he was going for.

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Vera Wang almost had a career as what?

She even competed in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

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Wang designed a wedding dress for what iconic bride?

Kardashian's second marriage featured a Wang gown.

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Donna Karan's labels include her namesake Donna Karan brand and what other label?

The Donna Karan New York (DKNY) brand is a less expensive, younger brand.

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What honor was Bill Blass given in 1999?

He also won a Coty Award — seven times.

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The Coty Awards were started to ...

After the United States began being a leading player in the fashion industry in the mid-1980s, the program was canceled.

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What famous fashion designer was a regular judge on "Project Runway"?

Kors became even more of a household name by adding "reality star" to his resume.

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American designer Kenneth Cole faced outrage when he tweeted about what political situation?

"Millions are in an uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online" was probably not the most savvy media play.

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What signature move does Betsey Johnson do to close her shows?

The fun designer tries to make her shows a good time.

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Alexander Wang has his own labels but was also creative director at what fashion house?

Wang left Balenciaga in 2015.

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Anne Fogarty was a designer active in the mid-20th century. What is the title of her famous style manual?

The book "Wife Dressing" was quite popular.

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What "Laguna Beach" series regular became a multimillion dollar fashion designer and brand?

LC may have been a judgmental teen, but she was also a keen judge of mainstream taste.

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Marc Ecko is a billionaire fashion designer and label founder, but he also launched what magazine?

Ecko started Complex magazine in 2002.

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What did Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen name one of their brands after?

The Elizabeth and James collection was named for their siblings.

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What American designer did Ashley Olsen intern under in college?

Olsen must've done a good job under Posen, because she's got a fashion empire now.

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Kate Spade attended …

Unlike a lot of other well-established designers, Spade graduated with a degree in journalism.

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What designer earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2009?

Sui has had a long and extremely successful career.

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Carolina Herrera is a naturalized U.S. citizen, but she was born and raised where?

Herrera is well-known for outfitting women in elegant dresses.

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Tom Ford has also achieved success in what field?

And no, he doesn't put himself solely in charge of wardrobe.

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After his death, the Council of Fashion Designers of America renamed its Lifetime Achievement Award after this designer.

Beene was an iconic designer and is now remembered whenever a designer receives the award.

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Beene specialized in what kind of womenswear?

He was interested in creating comfortable clothes in classic styles.

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Monique Lhuillier is synonymous with what specialty design?

Her bridal business grosses $20 million a year.

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Badgley Mischka is named for what?

The two joined to create a brand in 1988.

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