Design Credits: Tracy Reese

Fact: Any brand Michelle Obama wears becomes an instant hit (what's up Jason Wu?) But Tracy Reese may be a special case; she was already a big deal before the First Lady wore one of her designs.

Reese launched her original namesake label in 1987, and although she struggled to keep it afloat for a couple of years, all is good now in Tracy's world. Since relaunching her line in 1997, with the help of her loving dad (and his bank account), she's expanded her company to include home decor, shoes, and accessories. Also, she's helped women all over the world look better. Even big names like Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Eva Longoria have all hopped on and worn Reese's sophisticated and classy designs.