Names a la Mode: Fashion icon names

August 16, 2012 hjteni

Want to give your baby a name that truly telegraphs a sense of style?  One way is by going directly to the world of high fashion: representing several different cultures, the names of many twentieth century fashion design icons prove to be exceptionally distinctive, diverse, creative and inspirational.  Here are the Nameberry picks of best designer names:

Coco Chanel

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Born Gabrielle in 1883, but known to the world as Coco, Chanel was the iconic grande dame of high fashion, inventing the little black dress, the tweed suit and the quilted handbag, blending elegance with comfort and simplicity. Coco is one of the lively repeated-syllable nickname names that have started to catch on, especially since it was chosen by Courtney Cox and David Arquette in 2004.


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