By John Jannuzzi, Lucky magazine
They're all household names now, but it wasn't always so. Becoming a major fashion designer is no easy task. You have to work extremely hard, know the right people and impress the unimpressed season after season. Of course, there are those few that make it all the way: Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg and Oscar de la Renta. We dug into our photo archives to unearth a few of these masters in as youths, on the rise.
Bonus? We found a shot of Lagerfeld without his trademark sunglasses.
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