Known for his function for such prominent style brands as Theory, Rochas, and Nina Ricci, this Belgian designer was a 2006 receiver of the Council of Style Designers of America’s International Award. After briefly learning fashion style at L’École de la Cambre in Brussels, he started his personal, Gothic-influenced fashion range and continued to design outfits for Brussels’ Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. His superstar clients consist of Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, and Nicole Kidman. He was raised in Brussels, Belgium, as the boy of the French mom and a Belgian engineer dad. In 1998, the American pop vocalist Madonna attained the Academy Honours wearing a gown created by Theyskens.