Jill Stuart was born into the world of fashion, as her parents owned Mister Pants "in the 1960"s and 70"s, dressing many top celebrities including Lucille Ball, Natalie Wood and Sheila MacRae. Dinners were always filled with industry talk of collections, fabric design and advertising. She sold her first collection of silver and leather chokers and suede fringed hobos to Bloomingdale"s at 15 while still attending Manhattan"s Dalton School. Jill later attended the Rhode Island School of Design.
The Jill Stuart collection began in 1993 with accessories and innovations such as the fashion backpack, cocktail mini dresses and plaid kilt skirts. The film, Clueless ", featured many of the designs from her first sportswear collection, fueling her notoriety and international appeal. Launched when fashion was dominated by European countries and the grunge era in the U.S., Jill Stuart"s exciting, sexy and pretty concept has remained the most imitated business model since.
Today, over 250 international Jill Stuart freestanding stores and inshops have established the designer as a best selling commodity in fashion with product lines ranging from numerous ready to wear collections, cosmetics, beauty, fragrance, childrenswear, timepieces, jewelry and newly opened Jill Stuart cafes.
The photographers who have shot the Jill Stuart image include Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen Von Unwerth, Kelly Klein, Satoshi and Mario Sorrenti. The models selected by Jill Stuart have also launched the careers of industry superstars Tasha Tilberg, Jaime Rishar, Trish Goff, Georgina Cooper, Jeisa and Gemma Ward.
Celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Megan Fox, Rhianna, Rachel Bilson, Kirsten Dunst and Scarlett Johansson can also be counted as devotees of Jill Stuart design.
For Fall 2012 designers are inspired by a wide range of influences, from the elaborate details of brocade and metallic gold embellishments to the dynamic mix of military chic and power pantsuits. Colo