Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Fashion Gossip: 12 Houses, So Much Drama

  1. Begin Slideshow
    Opener_HouseProud

    360

    SHARES

    30 comments
    See All Slides

    As much fun as it is to think that our favorite designers work in charming workshops like Keebler Elves, the reality is that design houses are massive entities filled to the brims with big budgets, big strategy, and even bigger personalities.

    It's that wealth of creativity and resources that churns out the two, three, four, sometimes five collections a year, per house, that you love following. But it's the in-house drama (also thanks to some of those larger-than-life designers) that keeps each institution at the top of our fashion news feed. Ahead, we've detailed the stories behind 12 of the biggest (or at least, most interesting) names in fashion, and the moments, people, and designs that have made them so illustrious.

    P.S. The illustrations are awesome, so please view them in fullscreen mode if your browser can handle it!

    Illustrations by Gabriela Alford

    Research by ; Illustrations by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Heated Lash Curlers: Gimmick or Must-Have?

Okay, we’ll admit it. We’re among the terrified few who shy away from the metal loops of lash curlers, certain we’ll rip out all our eyelashes or crimp our eyelids. Still, we know there has to be something to the appliance — why else would generations upon generations of beauty experts allow a tiny, metal read

the weekender

8 Spots Where Famous Chefs Learned To Cook

We all have to start somewhere. For most of us, our first jobs entailed folding sweaters or repeating some form of the phrase, "Do you want fries with that?" But, for the celebrity chefs we know and love, there seems to be one common denominator in their humble workforce beginnings: hotels. Yep, many star chefs started read