The art of textiles has long been associated with the Renaissance period and was in demand as a fashion accessory and as an essential component of everyday life.

Today, we’re all familiar with some of the most iconic designers in history: Jean Paul Gaultier, Frank Stella, Diane von Furstenberg, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Jean-Paul Gaultiers.

The list goes on.

The most influential designers in the past few decades have been:Jacques-Louis Duchamp, Duchamps, Dada, Dafna, Dior, David Bowie, Jean Paul, Jean Renoir, Jean Nouvel, Paul H. Wilsons, Frank Lloyd Wright, Michael Bierut, and Marc Jacobs.

Here’s a look at the most important designers behind the art of textile design.