Kimora Lee Simmons TV personality Kimora Lee Simmons may be best known for her on-screen antics, but the exotic beauty started her career as a model. In fact, Kimora closed the Chanel couture show in 1989. The "Fabulosity" queen also served as creative director for fashion brand Baby Phat. This supermom gets our respect for managing to juggle multiple clothing lines and a thriving family.
Walter Plunkett was a prolific costume designer. He lived with his devoted partner, Lee. Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy would visit them occasionally. "They were both into knitting." Bachardy remembered. "They knitted covers for their toilet seats. They knitted things all over the place." Plunkett retired in 1966, after having worked on Broadway and for the Metropolitan Opera. He spent the last years of his life with Lee, whom he formally adopted so that he could inherit his estate.