Fashion, style and glamor need no introduction. After all, looking one’s best may even help in making friends, securing successful outcomes at interviews and gaining credibility, according to social psychologists.

Fashion icons vary with time. In 2011, perhaps the most extravagant fashion statements were made by pop and rap stars, respectively, Lady Gaga and Nicky Minaj. Nonetheless, singers Katy Perry and Rihanna, rumored best friends, have likewise harbored interesting outfits and an array of changing hair colors.

Historically, Audrey Hepburn is associated with class and elegance, a contemporary title bestowed on Australian born Nicole Kidman, whereas Coco Chanel left behind a cosmetics and fashion retail empire. Some say that while it is understandable why someone would prefer to wear designer jeans or business suits, choosing brand make-up is less so. Nonetheless, both quality and name seem important.

fashion design 

Fashion design is a whole avenue by itself, but the endeavor can be quite complicated as demonstrated bu such shows as Runway Project hosted by international supermodel and actress Heidi Klum, and The Fashion Show. A print similar to those used on clothes. As can be seen from the picture, image: Copyright ©

The importance of fashion or la mode (fashion in French) are often portrayed in the media, as in the series and following films Sex and the City starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and others. Along these lines, prestigious brands encompass Prada, Cartier, Pierre Cardin, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Emporio Armani, to name a few. Clearly, apparel retail is a huge industry, a demanding and fast changing world, with, as again depicted in films, magazines and TV shows, at times drastic consequences.

As foreshadowed above, prominent designers include Coco Chanel, Ives Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Salvatore Ferragamo and others. The fashion capitals are customarily considered as Milan, London, New York and Paris, most international supermodels are most likely to have visited all, or at least some, of these locations.