Here is another talented globally known brand, with its roots in Italy - Pierre Cardin. The man behind the popular and elegant 'bubble dress', this French fashion designer is famous world-over for his futuristic and experimental style. He is among the few designers who come up with the design forts and then focuses on making it work, giving the brand an edge over others. Once associated with another high fashion brand Dior, Pierre Cardin started his women's wear business in 1950. Today, the brand offers much more than luxury clothing and accessories. Pierre Cardin is also among the preferred brands worldwide for its luxury pen collection.