Initially known for their luxury luggage trunks and other leather goods, this famous French brand was established by Louis Vuitton in 1854. The company is now owned by Bernard Arnault, the richest person in the world.
One of the most famous French luxury brands, Christian Dior has been going strong since 1946. Often worn by Jacqueline Kennedy, the fashion house is popular with celebrities such as Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman.
One of the most expensive brands in the world, Versace was set up in 1978. The brainchild of Gianni Versace, this Italian designer brand created clothing from innovative fabrics such as metal mesh.
The French brand created by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in 1909 is famous for its boucle wool suits, elegant perfumes and quilted leather handbags. Her designs have a timeless quality that is still in fashion today.
The Italian fashion house was established by Mario Prada in Milan in 1913. Now run by his youngest granddaughter, Miuccia Prada, the brand is known for its quirky aesthetic.