The mere mention of the word ‘fashion’ typically brings about an image of a woman. Whether it is a model on the runway or an actress on the red carpet, the word, concept, and industry known as ‘fashion’ is often associated with women. Curiously enough, aside from Coco Chanel, some of the most recognizable labels and figures in fashion have been men. The legacies of fashion houses like Dior, Givenchy, Vuitton, Armani, Lagerfeld and Versace have been behind the wardrobes of many of the most recognizable women in history - despite a staunch lack of female design direction.

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