Mexican-American fashion designer recognized for vintage-inspired looks.
He matriculated from the Ray-Vogue College of Design.
He consulted Anna Wintour on his designs many times and has claimed that she is largely responsible for his aesthetic.
He was born in Chicago, but grew up very poor in Mexico, where he moved when he was four.
He designed the two-piece cashmere suit Madonna wore to perform during the memorable 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.