Results of our Fashion Industry Poll:

Ralph Rucci is Chosen in Our Poll as the Most Consistently Creative American Designer

Ralph Rucci
(Photo credit: Isabelle Erb)

The question was: “If you had to pick 5 current American fashion designers whose work you thought was the most consistently creative and original (not necessary the best selling) who would you pick?”

The response: 84 mostly all who work in the fashion industry either as a designer, retailer, publicist or educator. Here are the top 5 designers ranked by percentage of the total vote:

1. Ralph Rucci 14.2%
2. Marc Jacobs 11.9%
3. Francisco Costa 8.3%
4. Isabel Toledo 7.1%
5  Narciso Rodriquez, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan tied with 5.9% each

Other designers include:

6.   Betsey Johnson 4.7%
7.   Michael Kors 3.5%
8.   Noma Kamali 3.5%
9.   Badgley Mischka 2.3%
10. Rodarte 2.3.%

There were over 35 other designers with 1% or less of the votes.



Ernest Schmatolla is publisher of Lookonline since 1994. It is the longest running fashion site on the Internet.

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