I am rather fond of Elsa Schiaparelli ever since learning about her in a commercial design class last year. She made the skeleton dress on the top as a comment on women's issues with their weight. Her shoes hat is also brilliant, I like things that are other things, that makes no sense but ya.
I also became interested in Isabella Blow when I read her biography written by her husband. She was a character...I like characters, they are more fun than regular people.
Lastly, Philip Treacy, he made hats for Ms Blow and continues to creates amazing works of art on top of peoples' heads. We should start wearing more hats.