Jill Stuart was born into the world of fashion as her parents owned a well known sportswear company in the 1960s and ‘70s, dressing many top celebrities including Lucille Ball, Natalie Wood and Sheila Macrae. Dinners were filled with industry talk of collections, fabric design and advertising campaigns. She sold her first collection of silver and leather chokers and suede fringed hobos to Bloomingdales 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.
Today, over 500 international Jill Stuart freestanding stores and in shops have established the designer as a best-selling commodity in fashion with product lines ranging from numerous ready-to-wear collections, cosmetics, beauty, fragrance, bridal, childrenswear, timepieces, jewelry and newly opened JILL STUART cafes.
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