Tory Burch
American fashion designer
Tory Burch
Tory Burch is an American fashion designer business woman and philanthropist, who has won several fashion awards for her designs. She was born, raised, and educated in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
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Women’s Fashion Shows: Coach, Tory Burch, Brandon Maxwell
NYTimes - 13 days
A photo diary of the fall/winter 2017 collections that were presented in New York on Tuesday.
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Off the Runway: Day 6 of New York Fashion Week
NYTimes - 13 days
Scenes from Alice & Olivia, Badgley Mischka and Tory Burch.
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9 Wins For Women's Health Care In 2016
Huffington Post - 2 months
2016 is coming to a close but before we say "Hello 2017!" let's reflect on the positives. While this year might not have been your favorite, there were a number of wins for women's healthcare in the areas of breast and ovarian cancer. Here's the rundown: 1. Genetic Testing Is More Affordable For Those Who Need It If your family health history or a conversation with your doctor has indicated you're at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer, genetic testing may be the right choice for you. Here's the good news: getting a test is more affordable than ever before. Color Genomics recently released a test for $249 than can, "accurately analyze a saliva sample for mutations in the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, as well as check for 17 other genetic variants that have been associated with a somewhat increased risk for cancer of the breast or ovaries." Before getting tested, make sure you check out these practical considerations. 2. Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment Gets C ...
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Tory Burch to women: 'embrace ambition'
CNN - 5 months
Fashion designer and philanthropist Tory Burch tells CNN's Poppy Harlow why she embraced the word "ambition," and notes that sexism continues to exist in the workplace.
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Tory Burch: It is 'essential' to vote
CNN - 5 months
The fashion designer is encouraging her employees to take time off to vote on Election Day. She tells CNN's Poppy Harlow she hopes other CEOs will do the same because "if you care about our future, whoever you are voting for, it is essential to have a say in the outcome."
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Can Sportswear Make Sustainability Cool?
Huffington Post - 5 months
Promotional shot of the sustainable leggings from Girlfriend Collective. Image courtesy Girlfriend Collective This summer Girlfriend Collective launched the kind of campaign that propelled them into the headlines before they'd even sent out their first pair of leggings. By offering an eco-friendly sustainable product for free they caught the eyes of fashionistas all over the world. The sleek, black leggings made from recycled micro polyester and spandex were offered for free minus cost of shipping. This blend of eco and style helped bring awareness to more than just self-care but environmental-care. Though the fight for more sustainable apparel has been going on for a while in the fashion world, it seems that sportswear could be the key to giving it the cool factor it's been missing. The market is set to generate a revenue of $184.6 billion by 2020, growing at 4.3 percent per year. The recent rise of athleisure has also brought more attention to sportswear making it cool to be ...
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Colorful florals and showing your bra: the key trends from New York Fashion Week
Yahoo News - 5 months
'Fashion month', as September is known, got off to a joyful start last week in New York, where the Spring/Summer 2017 looks were a riot of color and pattern. There were bold, bright florals all over the catwalks, forming the basis of many a light-hearted collection, from the flirty and demure collection at Michael Kors to Tory Burch's California-themed hippie-loving boho show, where blossom patterns decorated maxi dresses and kaftans. Phillip Lim took a delicate approach to the concept, covering jackets, skirts, dresses and bra tops in an elegant motif, while Victoria Beckham and Prabal Gurung also embraced the trend.
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The Highs and Lows of Fashion Week
Wall Street Journal - 6 months
A downtown screening of “High Maintenance” and Tory Burch’s ‘cocktail dinatoire’ in her Pierre apartment with a performance by Chloe x Halle.
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Fashion Week Photo Diary: Tory Burch, Rodarte, Coach 1941 and Brandon Maxwell
NYTimes - 6 months
Scenes from the spring/summer 2017 collections which were presented in New York on Tuesday.
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Why Are School Uniforms And Dress Codes Still Around?
Huffington Post - 6 months
School uniforms are a daily reality for many students at countless institutions around the world. So are dutifully enforced dress codes, which dictate what is and isn't kosher to wear to class without prescribing specific items. Uniforms and dress codes certainly aren't new aspects of the scholarly experience, but the value of policing kids' and teens' wardrobe choices has come under fire a lot in the past year. Considering all this controversy over "appropriate" attire in academia, is it really necessary or worthwhile for schools to continue calling the shots fashion-wise in 2016? Some schools have mandated longer skirts for female students, while others have even sent students home for having supposedly too-short skirts and overly snug pants. Then, there are students who've fought back against uniform mandates, whether by bending gender norms and creating petitions to affect change or wearing scarlet letters in protest. Not all news about fashion's role in academia is bad ...
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'Rent the Runway' is now letting users hire office attire
Yahoo News - 11 months
Rent the Runway has announced it is rolling out its ‘Unlimited' service across the US, giving women access to an endless closet of designer clothes and accessories for a flat monthly fee. The collection, which includes pieces from over 350 designers including Derek Lam, Giambattista Valli, Jason Wu and Tory Burch, also includes handbags and jewelry. Rent the Runway has updated its app to reflect its new commercial strategy, meaning users can now search for new items by style, color, body type, or curated assortments such as ‘Office Edit' as well as leave customer reviews on individual garments.
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Spring Fashion Goes Sheer---Without Going Too Far
Wall Street Journal - 12 months
Think of it as peekaboo for prudes: In new spring looks from Prada, Tory Burch and others, sheer layers give spring dresses and tops a dreamy—not steamy—look.
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Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch and Public School Design Hillary Clinton Campaign Tees
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Anna Wintour has already worn one. (Yes, she wore a tee.)
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Tory Burch: Fall 2016
NYTimes - about 1 year
Ms. Burch’s fall collection.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tory Burch
  • 2016
    Age 49
    In early 2016 Burch became engaged to Pierre-Yves Roussel, the chairman and CEO of the LVMH Fashion Group.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had been dating since 2014. Forbes magazine has estimated that she is a billionaire, with a net worth of $1. billion as of 2013.
  • 2015
    Age 48
    As of 2015, she is listed as the 73rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
    More Details Hide Details Burch serves on the boards of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Startup America Partnership and the Barnes Foundation. She is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School of Business, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She chaired the 2007 spring gala for the American Ballet Theatre. In 2009, Burch founded the Tory Burch Foundation, which supports the economic empowerment of women in the U.S. through small business loans, mentoring and entrepreneurial education. The foundation is currently partnered with ACCION USA, a non-profit domestic microfinance provider founded in 1991. Burch’s stores sell products whose proceeds support the foundation’s work. Among its initiatives, the Tory Burch Foundation offers an entrepreneurial education program, in collaboration with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and Babson College. The foundation also offers a fellows competition providing women entrepreneurs a chance to compete for business-education grants, year-long mentoring, and a $50,000 grant plus a $50,000 no-interest investment in their business.
    In 2015, she received the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award.
    More Details Hide Details Burch has consistently been included on Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
    Working Mother included her on their list of the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 47
    In April 2014, the Obama Administration named Burch an inaugural member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, a group of successful American businesspeople committed to developing the next generation of entrepreneurs in the U.S. and around the world.
    More Details Hide Details Other members of PAGE include Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, and entertainment producer Quincy Jones.
  • 2008
    Age 41
    In 2008, Burch won the Council of Fashion Designers of America award for Accessories Designer of the Year.
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  • 2007
    Age 40
    She dated Lance Armstrong in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Afterward she was for some time linked to Lyor Cohen.
    In 2007, she won the Accessory Brand Launch of the year award at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards.
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  • 2006
    Age 39
    Although divorced from Burch in 2006, she continues to use his last name, and for some time continued to live with her children in their New York City apartment; she has three sons and three stepdaughters.
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  • 2005
    Age 38
    In 2005, Burch won the Rising Star Award for Best New Retail Concept from the Fashion Group International.
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    When Oprah Winfrey endorsed her line on The Oprah Winfrey Show in April 2005, calling Burch "the next big thing in fashion", Burch's website received eight million hits the following day.
    More Details Hide Details Since launch, the company has grown to include 180 Tory Burch stores worldwide. The fashion line, which encompasses ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home decor, and a fragrance and beauty collection, is also carried at over 3,000 department and specialty stores worldwide. In 2015 Burch also introduced a separate performance activewear line, Tory Sport, with a dedicated website and a pop-up shop. A stand-alone store on Fifth Avenue in New York, as well as boutiques in East Hampton and Dallas, followed in 2016. Burch's style has been described as preppy-boho and preppy-bohemian luxe, and is associated with her T-logo medallion. Known for being easy to wear and versatile, her styles are popular with women of all ages, including the viewers and fans of the television show Gossip Girl, where they were often featured. In 2007, there were wait lists to buy Tory Burch fashions, which are known for color and print and often pay homage to styles of the 1960s and 1970s. Burch named her line of Reva ballerina flats after her mother.
  • 2004
    Age 37
    Burch began her fashion label – "TRB by Tory Burch", later known as Tory Burch – in February 2004, launching it with a retail store in Manhattan's Nolita district.
    More Details Hide Details Most of the inventory sold out on the first day.
  • 1996
    Age 29
    In 1996 she married J.
    More Details Hide Details Christopher Burch, an investor in Internet Capital Group, a venture capital firm founded by Walter Buckley and Ken Fox.
  • 1993
    Age 26
    In 1993 she married William Macklowe, son of real-estate tycoon Harry B. Macklowe, and was divorced within a year.
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  • 1988
    Age 21
    She then attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. She majored in art history, and graduated in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details After graduating from college, Tory moved to New York City where she worked for Zoran, a Yugoslavian designer, followed by Harper's Bazaar magazine. She then moved into public relations and advertising positions at Vera Wang, Polo Ralph Lauren and Loewe when Narciso Rodriguez was there.
  • 1966
    Born on June 17, 1966.
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