Now: Hollywood blockbuster production-level runway shows, handbags and shoes using artistic (and cheeky) interpretations of the LV logo. Designed by Marc Jacobs.
Founded in 1959 by Valentino Garavani.
Then: Opulent crimson ball gowns, ladies-who-lunch suits, lace, ruffles and bows.
Now: Lace-trimmed leather jackets, frilly T-shirts and studded kitten heels. Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli.
Yves Saint Laurent
Founded in 1961.
Then: Creating the modern woman's wardrobe. Safari jackets, peacoats, peasant blouses, trousers for women, tuxedos for women.
Now: Blouses, wearable gowns, artisanal jewelry, platform "Tribute" shoes, wide belts. Designed by Stefano Pilati.