Top 10 Apparel Brands in the World 2017

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1. Christian Dior

Designer Christian Dior in Paris founded the brand in 1946. Spring summer 1947 saw his first fashion collection within the Huit and Corolle lines.

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Dior was known for using large volumes of textiles despite the post-war fabric sanctions and was also lambasted for designing corsets considered restrictive and regressive. Christian Dior entered the scents business in the late 1940s with the Diorama perfume and the cosmetics market with a lipstick in the mid 1950s.


The Dior Homme line for men was released in 1970s gaining prominent male clientele only in the early 2000s. Watches were also added to the Dior jewelry repertoire in the 2000s.

Christian Dior boasts of Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron and Monica Bellucci amongst its ambassadors and designers like Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano. It has been criticized for promoting anorexia nervosa and unrealistic body image among women by designing unrealistically small clothes.

The brand operates from 210 locations presently and is valued at USD 25 billion.

Revenue (million $): 41600

Rank Methodology:

1. The leading apparel brands in the world are considered

2. Revenue of the brands are taken and weightages of 50% are given to them

3. Based on this a total score is calculated and a final rank is done

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