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1. 50 Cent – Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, investor. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, he began selling drugs during the 1980s crack epidemic. Although he left drug-dealing to pursue a musical career, Jackson was struck by nine bullets in a 2000 shooting. After Jackson released the compilation album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, he was discovered by Eminem and signed by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. In 2003 Jackson founded G-Unit Records, signing Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. He had similar critical success with his second album, The Massacre, released in 2005. Jackson is working on his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal. Jackson executive produces the Power, which airs on Starz. 50 Cent was ranked the sixth-best artist of the third-best rapper. He was raised in its South Jamaica neighborhood by his mother, Sabrina. Sabrina raised Jackson until she died in a mysterious fire when Jackson was 8. After his father's departure he was raised by his grandmother. When he was 14 a neighbor opened a boxing gym for local youth. "When I wasn't killing time in school, I was sparring in the gym or crack on the strip," he remembered. During the mid-1980s, he competed in the Junior Olympics: "I was competitive in the ring and hip-hop is competitive too...50 Cent – 50 Cent in 2006
2. Coco Chanel – Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the namesake of the Chanel brand. A prolific creator, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, realising her design aesthetic in jewellery, handbags, fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5, has become an iconic product. She is the only designer listed on TIME magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Chanel was known for her lifelong determination, energy which she applied to her professional and social life. Catapulted to social prominence in French high society, thanks to the connections she made through her work. These included many artists and craftspeople to whom she became a patron. Her social connections appeared to encourage a highly conservative personal outlook. One of Chanel's lovers was Hans Gunther von Dinklage. She was not charged as a collaborator. After several years in Switzerland after the war, she revived her fashion house. One plan in late 1943 was for her to carry an SS separate overture to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to end the war. She was Jeanne's second child with Albert Chanel; Julia, was born less than a year earlier.Coco Chanel – Chanel in 1920
3. Charles & Keith – Charles & Keith is a Singaporean fast fashion brand specialising in women's footwear and accessories. Charles & Keith opened their first store in the Amara Shopping Centre. The store originally sold women’s shoes made in China and Malaysia. In 1997, the company then started designing their own shoes from customers, with Keith designing while Charles managed the sales. In 2004, the firm became the first retailer in Singapore to introduce an e-commerce site. In 2005, Charles & Keith launched a new line of men's footwear under the Pedro brand. In 1998, Charles & Keith began to expand their operations overseas where they ventured into Indonesia, where by 2015 they had 40 stores. In 2001, Charles & Keith opened an international venture in the Philippines, where by 2013 they had 33 stores. They debuted with a store in Dubai, another in Saudi Arabia in 2005. In 2011, the brand had over 230 stores across the world mostly based in Asia. All the stores are company-owned unless local legislation forbids this, in which case the stores are run through a joint-venture arrangement. In 2011, LVMH invested in a 20 stake. At the time LVMH stated that they intended to expand Charles & Keith's presence with 50 new stores across India. Official website Official blogCharles & Keith – Charles & Keith
4. Jimmy Choo – Datuk Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat, OBE, is a Malaysian fashion designer based in the United Kingdom. He is best known for co-founding Jimmy Choo Ltd, which became known for its handmade women's shoes. Choo was born into a family of shoemakers. His name is Chow but was misspelled on his birth certificate as Choo. He studied at Shih Chung Primary School in Love Lane, Penang. It is often reported that he made his first shoe when he was 11 years old. Choo graduated in 1983. Choo worked part-time as a cleaner at a shoe factory to help fund his college education. After graduation Choo began work at a shop in Hackney which he opened by renting an old hospital building. His creations became featured in eight pages in a 1988 issue of Vogue. Patronage from Diana, Princess of Wales from 1990 further boosted his image. In 1996 he co-founded Jimmy Choo Ltd with British Vogue accessories editor Tamara Mellon. In April 2001, Choo sold his 50 % stake in the company for # million. He has since concentrated his work on the exclusive Jimmy Choo Couture line produced from Jimmy Choo Ltd.. The Jimmy Choo London line, also known as Jimmy Choo Ready-To-Wear or, simply, Jimmy Choo, is under the purview of Tamara Mellon.Jimmy Choo – Jimmy Choo (second from left) with (from left) Kavita Sidhu, Heah Sieu Lay, Andrea Fonseka and Amber Chia.
5. Common Projects – Common Projects is an American / Italian luxury footwear company. The company was founded by Prathan Poopat, an American-based art director; and Flavio Girolami, an Italian creative consultant. The shoes are hand-stitched in Italy and often use Italian Nappa leather. The name came about as Poopat and Girolami were working on a number of ` common' projects together, the original ` Achilles' shoe included, while living in separate countries. All of their shoes feature a line of numbers along the heel, displaying the size and color, respectively. Their designs have been awarded the "Sneaker of the Week" twice by GQ magazine. Official websiteCommon Projects – Common Projects
6. Patrick Cox – Patrick Cox is a Canadian-British fashion designer and an eponymous fashion label specializing in the creation of shoes, leather goods and accessories. Cox is most noted for a mixture of avant-garde and traditional styles. Cox eventually moved to Toronto on his own when he was 17. Cox studied from 1983 to 1985. He graduated in July 1985. During his time as a student in London, Cox probably spent as much time in nightclubs as he did studying. Through his partying Cox became friends with well-known designers, such as the legendary Vivienne Westwood. In 1984, Westwood asked Cox to design shoes for her "Clint Eastwood" collection. In his second year of college Cox handmade fluorescent fringed moccasins for the celebrated Body Map brand of David Holah and Stevie Stewart. Cox used to date Canadian journalist, magazine publisher Tyler Brûlé. Cox funded the launch of Brule's Wallpaper magazine, subsequently sold to Time Warner in 1997. They split up in 1997. Cox set up his own company designing shoes in 1986 designed the shoes for John Galliano's "Fallen Angels" collection. Subsequently, Cox launched his own Patrick Cox label, adopting the fleur-de-lys logo. Cox continued to work with Galliano for a further six seasons.Patrick Cox – Patrick Cox
7. Adolf Dassler – Adolf "Adi" Dassler was the founder of the German sportswear company Adidas, the younger brother of Rudolf Dassler, founder of Puma. On 1 his older brother Rudolf joined the business, which became the Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik. At the 1928 Olympics, Dassler equipped many athletes, laying the foundation for the international expansion of the company. During the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, he equipped the African-American athlete Jesse Owens who went on to win four gold medals. With the rise of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s, both Dassler brothers joined the Nazi Party, with Rudolf reputed as being the more ardent National Socialist. Adolf served the Wehrmacht for one year on the west front. Rudolf was captured in April 1945 by the Gestapo for Absence Without Leave. Adi then broke away from the Nazi Party. The war exacerbated the differences between their wives. Rudolf, upon his capture by American troops, was suspected of being a member of the SS, information supposedly supplied by his Adi. By 1948, the rift between the brothers widened. Adolf Dassler renamed the company Adidas after his own nickname. In 1973, Adolf Dassler's son Horst Dassler founded a producer of swimming equipment. After Adolf Dassler's death in 1978, his wife Käthe took over the management. Horst died nine years later, in 1987.Adolf Dassler – Adolf Dassler 1954
8. Salvatore Ferragamo – Salvatore Ferragamo was an Italian shoe designer and the founder of Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.. Ferragamo worked with many Hollywood stars before returning to Italy to found the eponymous company making unique handmade footwear. His creative approach to shoes spawned many innovations such as the wedge heel and cage heel. Celebrities continue to patronize his company, which has evolved into a luxury goods empire spanning the world. Salvatore Ferragamo was born to a poor family. After studying shoemaking for a year, Ferragamo opened a small store based in his parent's home. In 1914, he emigrated to Boston, where one of his brothers worked in a cowboy factory. After a brief stint at the factory, Ferragamo convinced his brothers to move to California, first Santa Barbara then Hollywood. However, his thriving reputation as ` Shoemaker to the Stars' partially satisfied him. He could not fathom why his shoes pleased the eye yet hurt the foot, so he proceeded to study anatomy at the University of Southern California. After spending thirteen years in the United States, Ferragamo returned in 1927, this time settling in Florence. "The Rainbow" was the first instance of the platform shoe returning in modern days in the West. The sandal was designed for Judy Garland, an American singer, actress, vaudevillian. This shoe was a tribute to Judy Garland's song "Over the Rainbow" performed in the Wizard of Oz in 1938. At his death his Wanda and later their six children ran the company.Salvatore Ferragamo – Shoes
9. Lupe Fiasco – Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur. He rose to fame following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. Fiasco also performs under his real name. As an entrepreneur, he is the executive officer of 1st & 15th Entertainment. Raised in Chicago, Jaco developed an interest after initially disliking the genre for its use of vulgarity and misogyny. After adopting recording songs in his father's basement, 19-year-old Fiasco joined a group called Da Pak. Fiasco soon met rapper Jay-Z who helped him sign a record deal with Atlantic Records. In September 2006, Fiasco released Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor on the label, which received three Grammy nominations. He released Lupe Fiasco's The Cool, in December 2007. The lead single "Superstar" became his top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Tetsuo & Youth, was released in January 2015. In addition to music, he has pursued other business ventures, including fashion. He runs two clothing lines, Trilly & Truly; he has designed sneakers for Reebok. He is also noted for his anti-establishment views, which he has expressed in his music. He was born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco on February 1982 in Chicago, Illinois.Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco in 2012
10. John Fluevog – John Fluevog is a Canadian shoe designer. His shoes are noted for their progressive, deco inspired styles. His shoes are made all over the world, including Portugal, Mexico, Peru, China and Vietnam. Raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Fluevog spent much of his youth at his father's drive-in ice cream parlour. During this time, he developed a passion for cars, which in turn has provided inspiration for many of his shoe designs. As his company's website declares, "When he's drawing a shoe, when he's drawing a car, he's thinking about a shoe". After spending a summer hitchhiking the west coast, Fluevog began working for Sheppard's Shoes. In 1970, he joined forces with fellow co-worker Peter Fox to start their own shoestore in Vancouver's Gastown. The partnership, known as "Fox and Fluevog", lasted over ten years in 1981. In 1985, Fluevog opened his own store in Seattle, financed by the sale of his car. During the 1980s, Fluevog was the first to import Dr. Martens shoes into North America. By the 1990s, Fluevog operated stores in Seattle, Vancouver, Boston, Toronto, New York. By the end of the 1990s, Fluevog had stores in San Francisco and Chicago. These were followed in the 2000s by stores in Los Angeles, a new flagship store in Gastown. As of April 2015 there were 19 Fluevog stores in North America.John Fluevog – Store sign on Newbury Street in Boston
11. Maud Frizon – Maud Frizon de Marco is a fashion designer specializing in women's shoes. She began her career as a model for Parisian Haute Couture Houses of Nina Ricci, Jean Patou, André Courrèges. At the time models had to match the clothes designers assigned them for their runway shows and photo shoots. That first collection, with each pair hand-cut and finished, was praised by critics as sexy and unpredictable. Frizon was an immediate success. At the height of her success in the 1980s her reputation was similar to that of Blahnik today. Frizon often used everyday materials together in unusual combinations: lizard and snake, suede and satin, canvas and crocodile. Brigitte Bardot was a famous for her love of Frizon's high-heeled Russian boots. Original and innovative shoes that to footwear what Dom Perignon is to champagne". Although Frizon released Maud Frizon and Miss Maud, she also designed footwear for Azzedine Alaia, Missoni and Sonia Rykiel among others. She is married to Luigi De Marco with whom she operated her company. The firm remains headquartered with boutiques in Paris, New York, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Official site Shoe Icons: Maud FrizonMaud Frizon – Shoes
12. Irregular Choice – Irregular Choice is a fashion brand originally founded in Brighton in 1999. It specialises in unusual footwear, accessories. Irregular Choice was founded by the designer Dan Sullivan. Irregular Choice has collaborated with multiple designers. For two years they produced a line with the cult fashion doll Blythe featuring the doll's image. Among Irregular Choice's early designs were boots based upon the traditional Japanese split-toe look. In Summer 2004, the brand introduced handbags; followed up for that year's Fall collections. In February 2008 they launched a line using prints that Sullivan's team designed themselves. One Irregular Choice trademark is the "heel" including rabbit-shaped ones, garden gnome and unicorn designs. In 2003 Irregular Choice within a year were being stocked by 240 stores across the United States. In 2007 Irregular Choice opened its first shop in SoHo, Manhattan, from $25,000 to $35,000. Official website: http://www.irregularchoice.com/Irregular Choice – Irregular Choice shoe with unicorn heel, 2014
13. Joker's Closet – Joker's Closet is an online shoe retailing company in Toronto, Canada. Customers can choose the colors they want for its ready-made designs. Joker's Closet was launched in April 2013 by Toronto designer Ashley Ebner, who studied design at the London College of Fashion. The brand was named after the Joker playing card, which allows multiple possibilities. Customers can make their own choice of colors for the designs on the website. The shoes are delivered in three to four weeks. In June 2014 Joker's Closet became an official shoe designer On the Run Tour. In February 2015 Joker's Closet became shortlisted by WGSN The Global Fashion Awards for Best E-Shop.Joker's Closet – Joker's Closet
14. Lauren Jones – Her mother is of Scandinavian descent. Her maternal great-grandparents immigrated through Ellis Island from Oslo, Norway. She is also the great-niece of State Representative Rita Martinson. Jones attended junior high school in Ridgeland, Mississippi where she played Juliet in a school production of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. At age 14, Jones, accompanied by her parents, moved to New York. At 17, she was encouraged to pursue an acting and career, subsequently living in London, Boston, New York City and Los Angeles. Jones was a varsity cheerleader. By the time she graduated from high school, Jones was working steadily as a model. Jones came to prominence initially after appearing on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. In 2004 she earned a BBA degree from Parsons School of Design. She studied her JD at Mississippi College School of Law. While in NY obtaining her undergraduate degree, Jones concurrently studied theater, film at various performing art schools including Weist-Barron. She often live at promotional events. When she was 19, Jones signed in New York City. She has also worked with United Talent Agency in Los Angeles.Lauren Jones – Lauren Jones
15. Michael Jordan – Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player. Jordan is also principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. He played 15 seasons for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. His biography on the NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time." He played three seasons at the University of North Carolina. As a freshman, Jordan was a member of the Tar Heels' national team in 1982. He joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls as the third overall draft pick. Jordan quickly emerged with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, demonstrated by performing slam dunks from the throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness". Jordan also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball. In 1991, Jordan followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". He returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Wizards. Among his numerous accomplishments, he holds the NBA records for highest career playoff scoring average. Jordan became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015. He is also known for his product endorsements.Michael Jordan – Jordan in 2006
16. Charles Jourdan – Charles Jourdan was a French fashion designer known best for his designs of women's shoes starting in 1919. After 2000 the company was sold to investment bankers. This became the focus of his career. After only two years Jourdan employed over 30 people in Romans. One regular customer was none other than Lady Diana Spencer who, eventually became Princess of Wales. His sons opened his first boutique in Paris in 1957, although the company headquarters remained in Romans. The Levines are arguably the most innovative designers to use new materials in women's shoes in the period since World War II. In early 1970s Jourdan used its magazine advertising campaigns to advance its avant-garde image by using imagery from the surrealist photographer Guy Bourdin. In 1975 ready-to-wear clothing and handbags were added to the Jourdan line, although the company has remained best known for its shoes. The company continued under the leadership of his sons. By this time Jourdan boutiques were open in major cities in North America. The company subsequently was known for more conservative designs. Jourdan gained unintended publicity in shoe fashion in 1986, among them many Jourdan stilettos. The company has also created a limited number including a scent called Stiletto in 1996 to recognize the 75th anniversary of the firm. To honor Paris the bottle was shaped like the Eiffel Tower.Charles Jourdan – Shoes
17. Kenneth Jay Lane – Kenneth Jay Lane is an American costume jewelry designer. Born in Detroit, Michigan, United States, on 22 April 1932, Lane is an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design. Lane was one of the subjects of Andy Warhol's Screen Tests. Through Warhol he met an English socialite who became his wife in 1974. They divorced in 1977. From 1923–1977 it served as the home of the Advertising Club. At that time it was converted into a cooperative house. His room is the former club library and features an original marble mantelpiece, original artwork and lamps designed by Robert Denning of Denning & Fourcade. Lane launched his business in 1963 whilst producing bejeweled footwear for Dior and Arnold Scaasi. As both costume jewellery and reporting were popular at the time, press reports of this incident launched Lane's business. His talent at copying high jewelry from a quick glimpse proved popular, his clients proudly wearing the faux pieces. In 1966 Lane was awarded a special Coty Award for his design. He also won the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in 1968. Other awards received in the 1960s include the Tobé Coburn award, the Harper's Bazaar International award, the Swarovski award. In 1990 he won the Brides award.Kenneth Jay Lane – Kenneth Jay Lane in his apartment in New York City, 2003
18. Beth Levine (fashion designer) – Beth Levine was an American fashion designer most known for her designs from the 1940s through the 1970s. She served during World War II. She met Herbert Levine when she married him three months later. In 1948, they founded together the Herbert Levine label. This gave her designs the chance to come to center stage. Ms. Levine designed the unique shoes that complemented the Pucci uniform designs. The Campaign was considered one of the most successful image reworks in history. Beth had recognized how much women admired the femininity of high fashion shoes when she modeled them on her tiny foot. Fashion innovations introduced by Beth Levine for the Herbert Levine label include boots as Haute Couture, Spring-o-lator mules, clear plastic shoes. Beth Levine was awarded the Coty Award in 1967 for innovation. Beth Levine died of cancer on September 20, 2006, aged 91, in Manhattan. Beth Levine Shoes Historical Website Beth Levine at the Fashion Model Directory NY Times obituary Braniff Flying Colors Historical PageBeth Levine (fashion designer) – Shoes by Beth Levine
19. Angelo Litrico – Angelo Litrico was an Italian fashion designer. He is credited with introducing fashion shows for men's clothing. The company he founded continues under the control of his nephews. Angelo was born in Sicily. He realised that to fulfil his ambitions he would have to move to Rome, which he did in 1952. Walking down Via Sicilia, he asked for a job, which he was given. With Brazzi as his first client, eventually he bought the shop where he had started as an apprentice. One of his innovations was putting on a men's show, previously only women's wear had been shown on a catwalk. But Litrico really made his mark when he was invited to participate in a 1957 export drive by the Italian fashion industry. Litrico used photos to make a coat as a gift for Nikita Khrushchev. Khrushchev was so pleased with it that he commissioned a full wardrobe to the USA in September 1959. This included the shoes that would become famous by being slammed in October 1960. American journalists were so intrigued to see a Soviet premier that they asked for the name of his tailor. His fame was assured. He dressed many world leaders such as John F. Kennedy, Juan Perón, Tito, Dwight D. Eisenhower, King Hussein of Jordan.Angelo Litrico – Angelo Litrico at his desk in October 1957
20. Pura Lopez – Pura Lopez is a Spanish shoe designer, director of the design department of the Pura Lopez brand. Lopez is a designer for Royal Family members and Spanish cinema. She was growing surrounded by shoes and everything related to production. Attention to the techniques gave her deep knowledge of the shoe construction and design concepts. In 1979 she entered the School of Applied Arts and Creative Careers of Alicante to study the Interior Design. In 1981 Lopez proceeds with her education entering the School of Barreira in Valencia, where she studies Fashion Design. A year later Lopez went to Milan, to study footwear construction in ARSUTORIA School. That became a significant period in Lopez’s life. In 1986 she joined her business. Lopez started working for two significant collections: "Josephine" and "Academia". Soon after her arrival the Lopez family started a new ladies shoe brand. In 1987 the concept of Pura Lopez brand was developed. Fashion-oriented, very feminine whilst strong. After a council, the new brand was named after its creator. The distinctive particularity of Pura Lopez shoes is the color spectrum of pastels, which vary depending on the season.Pura Lopez – Pura Lopez
21. Christian Louboutin – Christian Louboutin is a French fashion designer whose footwear has incorporated shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature. Louboutin was raised in Paris's 12th arrondissement. He was the only son of Roger, Irene, a homemaker, both French, from Brittany. He has three sisters. Louboutin said in a 2012 interview that he was "much darker-skinned than everyone else in his family. You know, I felt I wasn't French. My family was very French and so I decided they had probably adopted me. He faced much opposition when he decided to drop out from school. He later remarked, "Everybody applauded! And I thought, ` Well, at least if I regret it I'm going to be like the sister of Sophia Loren!" Landscape architect Louis Benech has been his partner since 1997. The Luxor domicile is a former craftsman's workshop, made of earthen bricks, to which he has added a rooftop belvedere. Additionally, he shares a 13th-century castle in the Vendée with his partner Bruno Chamberlain. Louboutin began sketching shoes in his early teens, ignoring his academic studies. Going through a phase, he was in a few films, including 1979 cult classic Race d'ep and The Homosexual Century, which attracted an English-language audience.Christian Louboutin – Christian Louboutin
22. Steve Madden – Steve Madden is an American fashion designer and businessman. He is most well known as the founder and former CEO of Ltd. a publicly traded footwear company. Madden has Irish and Jewish ancestry. He graduated from the local high school in Nassau County, New York. The youngest of three brothers, he started the company by selling shoes out of the trunk of his car. Madden's financial affairs were closely entangled with Long Island "pump and dump" brokerage house Stratton Oakmont, cofounded by Madden's childhood friend Danny Porush. In June 2000, a "class" lawsuit was filed against Madden for issuing materially false and misleading statements during the Class Period. A settlement of $9,000,000 was reached in 2004. In 2001, the SEC filed charges in Federal Court in New York state alleging SEC violations. In 2002, Madden was convicted of stock manipulation, securities fraud. He was made to resign as CEO from Steven Madden, Ltd. and from the board of directors. Madden served time at Eglin Air Force Base, later the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, near Ocala, Florida. Madden was released from prison in April 2005. He then attended a New York City halfway house. Joel Winograd, said that Madden would stay at the house for 60 days.Steve Madden – A shop located in Beijing
23. Nelly – Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. known professionally as Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, he began his solo career with his debut album Country Grammar, of which the title-track was a top ten hit. The album went on to peak at number one. Country Grammar is Nelly's best-selling album to date, selling over million copies in the United States. His following album Nellyville, produced the number-one hits "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma". Other singles included "Work It", "Air Force Ones", "Pimp Juice" and "#1". With the dual release of Sweat, Suit and the compilation Sweatsuit, he continued to generate many chart-topping hits. Sweat debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 342,000 copies in its first week. On the same week of release, Suit debuted at number one, selling around 396,000 copies in its first week on the same chart. Brass Knuckles, was released on September 16, 2008, after several delays. It produced the singles "Party People", "Stepped on Me". In 2010, he released the album 5.0. "Just a Dream", was certified triple platinum in the United States. It also included the singles "Move That Body" and "Gone".Nelly – Nelly promoting Apple Bottom fragrance at North Riverside Mall, Illinois on June 5, 2010
24. Beatrix Ong – Beatrix Ong MBE is a London-based British luxury fashion accessories designer, known for her'classic with a twist' shoes. Beatrix Ong was born in London, England. Beatrix Ong began her career as an intern at Harper's Bazaar in New York. At age 22 she became Creative Director at Jimmy Choo Couture. After assisting British designer Lulu Guinness design her much acclaimed first footwear collection, Beatrix Ong launched her eponymous label in 2002. 2004, the first Beatrix Ong boutique opened in London's Primrose Hill. She was commissioned by the Financial Times to design a boot, displayed in their London offices. 2005, Beatrix created an illustration to the Galaxy. The illustration was showcased at'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Science Museum Exhibition' in London. 2006, Ong worked on the design of her limited edition shoe boxes. 2007, The Beatrix Ong flagship boutique moved to the oldest arcade in the world, Burlington Arcade, in Mayfair, London. The party was attended by British socialites including Poppy Delevingne. DJs included Al Doyle of LCD Soundsystem. The men's shoe collection was launched under the name Ong London. Named after British film directors, the collection was an instant success.Beatrix Ong – Shoes
25. Mark Parker – Mark Parker is the Chief Executive Officer of Nike, Inc. he was named the third CEO of the company in 2006. Mark Parker was born to Bruce Parker and Elizabeth Parker. He earned his bachelor's degree at Penn State University in 1977. He has three children, Jennifer, Megan, Matthew. He cross country teams. Became a legend. Parker joined Nike in 1979 as a designer based in its R&D facility in Exeter, New Hampshire. Prior to becoming president of Nike, he served as co-president of the Nike brand beginning in March 2001. He has committed to ensuring that Nike remain environmentally conscious. After 10 years of work, his team launched the first "Green Shoe" that adheres to the principles of sustainability. He is also responsible for other brands including Converse Inc. and Hurley International. After being promoted to chairman in 2016, Mark Parker's compensation tripled to over $ million - $33.5 million of which came from stock rewards. In 2015, Mark Parker was named Fortune's Businessperson of the year. It was announced in June 2015 that Mark Parker is replacing Phil Knight as chairman of Nike in 2016. Trevor Edwards will be filling in as CEO.Mark Parker – Mark Parker at the World Economic Forum in 2008.
26. Dalila Puzzovio – Dalila Puzzovio is an Argentine conceptual artist and fashion designer. She studied with Juan Batlle Planas and Jaime Davidovich. In 1961, she exhibited in Lirolay Gallery returning two years later for another exhibit, curated by the French artist, Germaine Derbecq. In 1964, she participated in Buenos Aires Modern Art Museum, curated by Rafael Squirru. She also created costumes for film, theater. She was awarded the 1966 National Grand Prize by Autorretrato en marquesina. Puzzovio is also remembered for the 1965 ¿ Por qué tan geniales? Poster panel on the corner of Viamonte and Florida Streets in Buenos Aires which she created with Edgardo Giménez. Official website ¿Por qué son tan geniales? ad campaignDalila Puzzovio – Dalila Puzzovio (ca. 1965)
27. Edward Rayne – Edward Rayne – later Sir Edward Rayne – was head of H. & M. Rayne, one of the foremost British manufacturers of high-end and couture shoes. With a Royal Warrant to both the Queen and Queen Mother, Rayne shoes were worn by high film stars. As Eddie Rayne, Edward Rayne was a talented player, representing England at the age of 21 and becoming European Bridge Champion at the age of 26. As a colleague said:'Nobody beats Eddie at poker'." He was left at the age of 16 because his eyesight was threatened by cataracts in both eyes. His sight was saved following surgery. Physical comparisons were also drawn with Sergeant Bilko. Edward Rayne began a long apprenticeship at H. & M. Rayne's factory in King's Cross. At the age of 29, Edward Rayne became chairman of the family firm. Edward Rayne had inherited a company, very much part of the British society code. Its early customers also included Lillie Langtry. Rayne still designed himself -- his ebony brown patent leather design was mentioned in a Times report about the autumn fashion show of IncSoc members. Rayne was, of the group of elite London couturiers. Edward Rayne was appointed a member of the Export Council in 1961. Rayne enlisted the help of leading designer Oliver Messel for the new Delman shoe store that opened in Old Bond Street in 1960.Edward Rayne – Edward Rayne in 1975.
28. Michele Savino – Michele Savino was a Broadway-based shoemaker and designer of ballet slippers. His clientele included Marilyn Miller, for whom he designed pointe shoes. According to appraiser Elyse Luray, this placed him at the "peak of his profession". He owned a shop located at 324 West 42nd Street. The patent was granted on April 1934.Michele Savino – Ballet Slipper Drawing
29. Yotam Solomon – Yotam Solomon is a Los Angeles-based, Israeli-born fashion designer. Solomon's grandparents migrated from Austria and Hungary after the Holocaust. A son of Yotam grew up in Israel and attended art school through his teen years. A viola prodigy since he was young, Solomon moved in 2003. He graduated from Santa Susana High School, where he received the National Orchestra Award in 2005. After Santa Susana High School, Yotam graduated with honors. After graduation, Solomon acquired a pattern-making position for a men’s label. Since, Yotam has showcased successful collections in LA and New York fashion weeks. As a supporter of the arts, Yotam explained his thoughts from a fashion perspective. Yotam Solomon started his eponymous label in July 2007. It is focused on the environmentally friendly lifestyle, producing ready-to-wear, footwear and fashion accessories using natural materials. British Vogue wrote: "Although not classic, Solomon's first real design collection reminds audiences that showmanship and high-fashion are in fact still intact in California." In Fall 2010, Yotam Solomon launched a diffusion line titled YOTAM SOLOMON II, announced by Women's Wear Daily. She wore stylist Niki Shadrow said:" Natalie looked chic and glamorous in it." Yotam has been featured in many magazines including LA Magazine, Cliche Magazine, etc..Yotam Solomon – Solomon at the Nivea For Men Mansion for the 68th Annual Golden Globes
30. Sophia Webster – Sophia Grace Webster is a British shoe and accessories designer who launched her eponymous footwear line in September 2012. She is renowned for a feminine, bold yet playful approach which has led to distribution at over 200 retailers worldwide. As a teenager, Webster was a competitive dancer before going on at Camberwell College of Arts in London. Afterwards she worked before setting out on her own. In 2014, Marie Claire named Webster of 7 designers who represented the future of British fashion. In 2013, Sophia Webster was awarded the British Award for Emerging Accessories Designer. Webster's shoes were selected at the Fashion Museum, Bath. Chosen by the fashion blogger the pink-and-black sandals with stiletto heels accompanied a Christopher Kane dress and hat by Nasir Mazhar. In June 2015 Webster's Riri shoe went on display as part of their ` Shoes: Pleasure and Pain' exhibition. In March 2016, Sophia Webster was the recipient of the BFC Vogue Fashion Fund award. The fund helps support emerging British designers with financial support well as mentoring from industry experts. In later that year she opened her first official store on Mount Street Mews in Mayfair, London. As of September 2016, Sophia Webster products were available through over 200 retailers around the world. Official WebsiteSophia Webster – Sophia Webster
31. Soulja Boy – DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. In September 2007, his debut single "That" peaked on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single later became a number-one hit in the United States starting in September 2007. On August 17, Way was listed for earning $ million for that year. Way has released one independent album: his debut studio Souljaboytellem.com was certified platinum by the RIAA. The DeAndre Way sold only 100,000 copies. Way was moved at the age of six, where he became interested in rap music. At age 14, he moved to Batesville, Mississippi, with his father, who provided a recording studio for Way to explore his musical ambitions. In November 2005, Way posted his songs on the website SoundClick. Following positive reviews on the site, he established accounts on YouTube and Myspace. By the end of May 2007, "Crank That" had received its first airplay and Way met with Mr. Collipark to sign a deal with Interscope Records. The album was reportedly recorded using just the demo version of FL Studio. For the 50th Grammy Awards, Way lost to T-Pain's "Good Life". Souljaboytellem.com received a favorable review from Allmusic, but received mainly negative reviews from other sources such as Entertainment Weekly. Several reviewers credited Soulja Boy with spearheading a new trend in hip-hop, while speculating he would likely be a one-hit wonder.Soulja Boy – Soulja Boy at YouTube Live in November 2008, doing his signature dance.
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33. Staple Design – Staple Design is a visual communications agency based in New York City and founded in 1997. It has three main divisions: a clothing collection, a retail store. Staple is distributed globally. Staple mixes street-minded sensibilities with sophisticated nods to high-end fashion. Staple Design Studio is a creative firm that has worked with many brands including Nike, Microsoft, Sony, Lotus, Timberland, New Balance, LVMH and others. Staple Design also operates Reed Space in the Lower East Side of New York City. Reed Space is often regarded as one of the world's most innovative boutiques. It also features an gallery, which has hosted some of our generation's most celebrated artists. Staple Design was founded by Jeff Ng, also known as jeffstaple. While in college, Jeff worked at a design firm. Following his calling, Jeff took on an internship with the pioneer streetwear clothing company, PNB Nation, worked as a graphic designer at c.i.t.e. Design. On March 1997, Jeff walked into the Triple Five Soul boutique in SoHo wearing a hand-printed Staple T-shirt. The manager placed the first ever order of 12 T-shirts from the line. Since then, Staple has gained a considerable following as an underground streetwear company.Staple Design – Jeff Staple, portrayed at the BreadandButter show in 2009
34. Swizz Beatz – Kasseem Dean, better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from New York City, New York. Dean later found a protégé in Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, whose success helped the launch of his own label imprint, Full Surface Records. He went on to sign multiple artists to the label, including Eve and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, among others. Dean also went on to release two albums under the label; the first was a compilation, titled Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, released in 2002, in conjunction with DreamWorks Records. He later released his debut studio album, One Man Band Man, in 2007. Swizz Beatz has produced multiple singles for prominent artists such as hip hop, pop, soul and R&B. Swizz Beatz was named the first "Producer in Residence" at New York University, for the 2010–2011 academic year. Fellow American producer Kanye West has also praised calling him "the best rap producer of all time." Dean is married to American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, with whom he has two children. Due to his parents' separation in his early life, Dean did not see much of his father, a postal worker. He spent much of his childhood raised by his mother in the South Bronx, where he first encountered hip hop. After obtaining the necessary equipment from his stepfather and uncles, he began deejaying as a teenager and enjoyed a modicum of success. A year later he sold his first beat to Ruff Ryders artist DMX, which became his chart-topping single "Ruff Ryders' Anthem". Swizz Beatz then began producing major hip-hop songs released in 1998 such as "Banned from T.V." by Noreaga, "Money, Cash, Hoes" by Jay-Z and more.Swizz Beatz – Swizz Beatz
35. Roger Vivier – Roger Henri Vivier was a French fashion designer who specialized in shoes. His best known creation was the Stiletto heel. Vivier has been called the his shoes "the Fabergé of Footwear" by numbers of critics. He designed richly-decorated shoes that he described as sculptures. He is credited with the design of the first heel in 1954. He designed the shoes for Queen Elizabeth II for her coronation in 1953. Vivier rhys black from 1953 to 1963. In addition to the heel, he also experimented with other shapes including the comma. He used silk, pearls, lace, appliqué and jewels to create unique decorations for his shoes. In the 1960s Vivier also designed thigh-high evening boots in a black elastic knit with beads. The Pilgrim pumps with silver buckles received international publicity and many imitations. Visitors flock on the Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré, whose design is famous for being inspired by Vivier's apartment. The collection is designed by Bruno Frisoni. Exclusivity is the hallmark of the line, with many shoes made to some with hand-embroidered gold thread. There are now three shops in the US.Roger Vivier – Shoes by Roger Vivier for Christian Dior
36. Stuart Weitzman – Stuart A. Weitzman is an American designer, entrepreneur and founder of the eponymous international, high-end shoe company, Stuart Weitzman. In 2014 Weitzman paid $9.48 million for the British Guiana 1c magenta stamp. His attention to detail garnered him and his company a global following. His shoes are sold in over 70 countries. In the late 1950s, Seymour Weitzman, started a shoe factory in Haverhill, Massachusetts, called "Seymour Shoes". Stuart began designing shoes for his father's business in the early 1960s, when he was in his 20s. Weitzman graduated in 1963. When Seymour died in 1965, Stuart took with his older brother Warren. Stuart continued to design shoes for the company. He continues to manufacture his shoe designs in Spain. The eponymous company that Weitzman founded has changed a number of times in recent years. Jones Apparel Group later bought the remaining 45 percent of shares retained by Weitzman in 2012. In January 2015, Weitzman agreed to sell his company for $574 million. As part of the deal, Weitzman stayed on for the company. He is married to Jane Gershon.Stuart Weitzman – The British Guiana 1c magenta stamp for which Weitzman paid $9.5 million in 2014.
37. Kanye West – Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur. Music. He went on to pursue a variety of different styles on subsequent albums Late Registration, Graduation, 808s & Heartbreak. West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. His seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016. Outside of music have received significant attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct in public settings. He is the head of the creative DONDA. His 2014 marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian has also been subject to widespread media coverage. Three of his albums have been included and ranked on Rolling Stone's 2012 update of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents divorced when he was three years old. After the divorce, he and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois.Kanye West – West performing at Lollapalooza in 2011
38. Vivienne Westwood – Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood DBE RDI is a British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. She came to public notice when she made clothes for Malcolm McLaren's boutique in the King's Road, which became famous as "SEX". It was their ability to synthesise music that shaped the 1970s UK punk scene, dominated by McLaren's band, the Sex Pistols. She was deeply inspired by the shock-value of punk—"seeing if one could put a spoke in the system". At the time of Vivienne's birth, her father was employed as a storekeeper in an factory; he had previously worked as a greengrocer. Westwood attended Glossop Grammar School. In 1958, her family moved to Harrow, London. After studying at a teacher-training college, Westwood became a primary school teacher. During this period, Westwood created her own jewellery, which she sold on Portobello Road. In 1962, Westwood met a Hoover factory apprentice, in Harrow. They married on 21 July 1962; Westwood made her own dress. In 1963, Westwood gave birth to Benjamin Westwood. When she met Malcolm McLaren, it meant the end of Westwood's marriage to Derek. Westwood and McLaren moved to a council flat in Clapham. She created clothes which McLaren conceived, drawing inspiration from bikers, prostitutes.Vivienne Westwood – Westwood in 2014
39. Jay Z – Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay Z, is an American rapper, businessman, investor. MTV ranked him the "greatest MC of all time" in 2006. Rolling Stone ranked three of his albums -- Reasonable Doubt, The Black Album -- among the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2014, Forbes estimated his net worth at nearly $520 million, making him one of the richest hip hop artists in the U.S. Jay Z co-owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear. Jay is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, the founder of the entertainment company Roc Nation. Jay also is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent. As an artist, Jay holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13. Jay has also had four number ones Hot 100, one as lead artist. Jay was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone. Jay Z married American R&B singer Beyoncé in 2008. Blue Ivy Carter, was born on January 7, 2012. Shawn Carter was raised in Marcy Houses, a housing project in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. His three siblings were raised by their mother, Gloria Carter, after their father, Adness Reeves abandoned the family. Jay Z claims in his lyrics that at the age of 12, he shot his older brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry.Jay Z – Jay Z at the Shawn Carter Foundation Carnival, 2011
40. Giuseppe Zanotti – Giuseppe Zanotti is an Italian shoe designer. Zanotti was born in a village near Rimini, Italy. Zanotti started his career in the 1962. In the beginning, he started then as a freelance designer working with fashion houses. In 1994, Zanotti devoted his time to designing and manufacturing his own shoes. With a small workshop employing 15 people, including a jeweler, an embroiderer, he started work on his first collection. In 2016, Zanotti opened his first boutique in Milan. Further boutiques were opened in Beijing etc. reaching fifty stores globally. James has been nominated Fairchild Publishing "Designer of the Year" three times. He won the "Prix d'Excellence la Mode" for best footwear collection by Marie Claire in 2010.Giuseppe Zanotti – Giuseppe Zanotti with Tika Sumpter in 2013