We praise their talent and buy their creations. But what do we know about them as persons? This small post will tell you a few facts about designers’ personal lives.
Roberto Cavalli & Eva Düringer
Roberto Cavalli often says that year after year he loves his wife even more than before. It is not surprising since his wife is Eva Düringer, a very beautiful and smart woman. She used to win various beauty contests, including Miss Australia 1977, Miss Universe 1977, and she was a semifinalist in Miss World 1977 and Miss Europe 1978 contests. Besides, Eva has been a long-term business partner of her husband. Despite the fact last year the couple had a crisis in relationship and Roberto was frequently seen in company of young models the marriage of over 30 years is still strong.
Valentino & Giancarlo Giammetti
Valentino and Giancarlo met in 1960 and immediately became friends. The two fell in love but for some reason they couldn’t be together. Then Valentino married but soon divorced. People say it was his love to Giancarlo that ruined the marriage. However, Valentino and Giancarlo have been inseparable since then, both as life and business partners.
Donna Karan & Stephen Weiss
Donna Karan was married twice. Her first husband, Mark Karan owned a chain of clothing shops. After 8 years of marriage the couple divorced in 1978. Five years later Donna married Stephen Weiss, an accomplished sculptor and painter, and the man of her life. They lived happily for 28 years. But in 2001 Stephen died of lung cancer.
Giorgio Armani’s life has always been a secret for outsiders. When he is asked about it he often jokes Roberta Armani is his only woman, but Roberta is his niece, who works with VIP clients in Armani company. However, Giorgio surprised everyone when he admitted he was a bisexual and was attracted by both men and women.
Tom Ford & Richard Bukley
Tom Ford is openly gay. He has a partner Richard Buckley who he has lived with for over 23 years. The couple is very happy together.
Donatella Versace & Paul Beck
Paul Beck used to work as a model with Gianni Versace who introduced the young man to Donatella. Since then on Donatella and Paul have been together (over 20 years). They have two children. The daughter, Allegra, is to inherit the world-famous brand.
Christian Louboutin & Louis Benesch
Louis Benesch has been Christian Louboutin’s business partner as well as a life partner for a long time. However, no details have ever been revealed about their personal life.
Stella McCartney & Alasdhair Williams
Alasdhair Williams is a British editor, The Royal British Legion member. Stella has been married to him for 7 years and has three children.
Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler
Vivienne Westwood’s life has been very eventful. Her first marriage with Derek Westwood lasted only three years but they had three children. Then the designer married Malcolm McLaren but they divorced soon. And now her husband is Austrian designer Andreas Kronthaler, who is much younger than her.
John Galliano &Alexis Roche
Alexis Roche is a stylist and artist, and John Galliano’s partner. The couple has been together for over 5 years already but very little is known about their relationship.
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