Italian designer Gianfranco Ferre was the Frank Lloyd Wright of fashion. Formally trained as an architect, Ferre became world-renowned for designing impeccable clothing marked by crisp lines, precise tailoring and careful attention to form and structure. Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey and the late Elizabeth Taylor have all worn Ferré’s signature billowing white dress shirt and structured pantsuit combination, while a whole generation of fashionistas adore his East-meets-West aesthetic and rejection of high fashion trends. Despite its founder’s death in 2007, the Gianfranco Ferré brand lives on with a full collection of sportswear and accessories for men, women and kids. Perfume, watches, leather wallets, shoes and sneakers, and even glasses and sunglasses continue to bear the Gianfranco Ferré brand name, now owned by Dubai’s Paris Group.
These are gowns and coats that Grace Kelly would’ve worn: regal, elegant and possessing a tiny detail — a contrasting-colored sash or an unexpected pleat — that makes them unforgettable. Shop the sale for more casual options, too, including draping tops, cropped pants and pencil skirts.
Being labeled the "architect of fashion” can't be a coincidence. His formal training in architecture is evident in Italian designer Gianfranco Ferré's crisp, geometric lines. By ignoring trends and staying to true to Ferré's simple, structured and thoroughly modern vision, the label has kept its sizable celebrity following coming back for more.
Get in the ring for our Main Event and get up to 90% off the retail prices on more than 75 designers. These head-to-toe discounts run deep — be sure to check out Calvin Klein for suits, Y-3 for stylish techie pieces, Cockpit for rugged button-downs and Sperry Topsiders for preppy, shearling-lined boat shoes. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg (yes, we have that brand, too).
The Gianfranco Ferré name is known as the Frank Lloyd Wright of fashion. Formally trained in architecture, this late Italian designer loved crisp lines, precise tailoring and careful attention to form and structure. His signature pieces — the billowing white dress shirt and structured pantsuit — were made famous by Elizabeth Taylor, Juila Roberts and Oprah Winfrey, but a whole generation of women since have adored his East-meets-West aesthetic and his rejection of high fashion trends.