How Fashion-Savvy Are You?

Could you survive the MC fashion closet? Test your fashion designer knowledge!

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March 16, 2009 3:04 PM
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Which designer is behind this iconic little black dress on Audrey Hepburn?

A. Yves Saint Laurent
B. Jean Paul Gaultier
C. Hubert de Givenchy
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ANSWER: C. Designer Hubert de Givenchy created this look for classic flick Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Channel your inner Audrey but lose the pearls! Give the prim-and-proper look a modern edge with these pieces.
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Who was known as "fashion's architect" for the voluminous, sculptural shapes he favored, like this shape-shifting jacket and skirt?

A. Franco Moschino
B. Gianfranco Ferré
C. Giorgio Armani

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ANSWER: B. Dubbed "fashion's architect" for the voluminous, sculptural shapes he favored, whether for his own line or when he was at the helm of Dior from 1989 to 1996, Gianfranco Ferré never failed to help mold each season with his signature simple grandeur.

From the next big thing to the instant classic to the latest cult label (hello, Marni!), nothing hits the spot like Italian fashion's feisty, feminine shapes and fantastico accessories. See the best of Italian fashion.
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In 2006, Michelle Williams brought glamour back to the Oscars red carpet in this gown. Which leading lady of fashion designed it?

A. Vera Wang
B. Diane Von Furstenberg
C. Donatella Versace

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ANSWER: A. Vera Wang has grown her brand from bridal to include three womenswear collections (Vera Wang, Vera Wang Lavender Label, Simply Vera Vera Wang), as well as fragrance, china, and jewelry. She told MC, "I live for the shock-and-awe part of selling style: the frenzied 11-minute shows, the red-carpet riot."

Read more about Wang's style and inspiration here.
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Madonna first busted out this cone bra during her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour. Who designed it?

A. Hubert de Givenchy
B. Roberto Cavalli
C. Jean-Paul Gaultier
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ANSWER: C. Now navigating his own label's haute couture and ready-to-wear lines, Jean-Paul Gaultier designed the iconic cone bra for Madonna along with other out-there pieces, like the scaly mermaid dress Best Actress winner Marion Cotillard wore to the Oscars when she won, and skirts and a cosmetics line for men.

Click here to find out what Jean-Paul Gaultier names his "Nirvana."
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Which Wonder Woman of fashion created a Wonder Woman-inspired comic book to benefit Vital Voices, a nonprofit group that has trained 5000 emerging women leaders and entrepreneurs in 150 countries?

A. Betsey Johnson
B. Diane von Furstenberg
C. Rachel Roy
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ANSWER: B. Diane von Furstenberg also throws a benefit that brings together women from far-flung places for International Women's Day.

Read more about von Furstenberg's charity work here.
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The iconic designer who inspired this look said this: "It was my wish to accompany women in that great movement of liberation that occurred during the last century." Who was it?

A. Yves Saint Laurent
B. Jean-Paul Gaultier
C. Roberto Cavalli
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ANSWER: A. That's the late, great Yves Saint Laurent's signature feathers, boho chic, and gender-bending tux style.

It's a YSL moment as designers celebrate the designer with these looks.

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This designer is a household name and is known for his classic and chic American sportswear, like this look he sent down the runway during New York Fashion Week in spring 2008. Who is he?

A. Calvin Klein
B. Michael Kors
C. Tommy Hilfiger
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ANSWER: B. That classic look belongs to Michael Kors. The Project Runway judge tells MC, "Fashion has to feel good," and says the show has made him a better designer. "Like TV, style has become about smash-and-grab excitement. And now my fan base extends to 12-year-olds!"

One of Kors's muses? A certain rehabbing singer.
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Which American designer was appointed Tod's creative director to create pieces like this?

A. Tom Ford
B. Michael Kors
C. Derek Lam
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ANSWER: C. Derek Lam now works with Italian company Tod's to create ready-to-wear pieces, but got his start as an assistant to Michael Kors.

Derek Lam gets cozy with MC — read about which designers he idolizes and his favorite Fashion Week indulgence here.