I'm surprised that there hasn't been a thread about this. I guess I'll start it.
Question says it all, really. Who is you favorite fashion designer(s)? I've always had a respect for the "old school" veteran figures such as Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, and especially Gianni Versace. There are certainly very few European designers that even match up to the aforementioned people in terms of innovation. With that being said, some of my favorite designers are "up-and-coming" (not sure if this is the correct term, but I think you get the point). These include Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, and Diane von Furstenburg.