US Fashion Designers 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.


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.


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

Wu grew up in Canada.


Diane von Furstenberg was at one time a …

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


Von Furstenberg is famous for what signature piece of clothing?

The iconic dress was famous enough for magazine covers.


Roy Frowick is better known as what?

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


Marc Jacobs was the onetime head of what fashion house?

For nearly a decade, Jacobs helmed the Louis Vuitton.


Ralph Lauren changed his last name from …

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


Vera Wang almost had a career as what?

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


Wang designed a wedding dress for what iconic bride?

Kardashian's second marriage featured a Wang gown.


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.


What honor was Bill Blass given in 1999?

He also won a Coty Award — seven times.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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

Wang left Balenciaga in 2015.


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.


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.


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

Ecko started Complex magazine in 2002.


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

The Elizabeth and James collection was named for their siblings.


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.


Kate Spade attended …

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


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.


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.


Tom Ford has also achieved success in what field?

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


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.


Beene specialized in what kind of womenswear?

He was interested in creating comfortable clothes in classic styles.


Monique Lhuillier is synonymous with what specialty design?

Her bridal business grosses $20 million a year.


Badgley Mischka is named for what?

The two joined to create a brand in 1988.


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