Though fashion designers often create confections that seem suited only for a fairy-tale realm, the reality is that they themselves often wear very down-to-earth clothes. Much of the job involves standing, squatting and stretching to drape fabric, inspect production and oversee design. Some designers are their own best models, like Cynthia Rowley and Diane von Furstenburg. Others stick to a tried-and-true uniform like Alexander Wang and Karl Lagerfeld.
Take a look at these 18 sets inspired by what fashion designers create and wear themselves!