Staring as a Savile Row apprentice with Anderson & Sheppard, Alexander McQueen is one of the brightess lights in fashion today. He's been called everything from the English John Paul Gaultier to a Picasso in Cloth. After heading Givenchy's design duties, McQueen relaunched his label with help from Gucci Group. Keep us smiling Alexander!
Born: London, March 17, 1969
Company founded: 1992
Based in: London
Selected awards: British Designer of the Year (1996, 1997, 2001, 2003), CFDA Designer of the Year (2003)
Signature quote: Describes himself as the “pink sheep of the family.”
Worn by: Jude Law, David Bowie
Random fact: Rumored to have written obscenities in the Prince of Wales' jacket lining while an apprentice at Anderson & Sheppard.