After starting his career designing accessories and coats, Ferré launched his own business in the 70s and took to the helm of Dior in the 80s. The late designer was widely considered an 'architect of fashion' thanks to his background and original attitude to fashion design. His own collections are more relaxed and pared-down than previous Dior creations, with sophisticated white shirts remaining signature pieces. Gianfranco Ferré coats are inherently functional with a glamorous, luxurious charm. Classic cuts add must-have sophisticated to hardwearing wardrobes, while printed and novel forms add a unique sartorial edge.