IN DEPTH: TORY BURCH
Fashionistas have all fallen for Tory Burch’s trademark brand of preppy-boho-chic, so much so that she’s been included in both Forbes’ “World’s Billionaires List” and “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.”
Looking back at this petite, blonde beauty’s star-studded trajectory, it’s little wonder she’s risen to such lofty heights. A native Pennsylvanian raised amongst the discreet wealth of America’s moneyed East Coast, her mother was an actress that dated Marlon Brando, and her, father, a business tycoon, was linked with Grace Kelly. After majoring in Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, she held several PR and advertising positions at Vera Wang, Polo Ralph Lauren and Loewe.
But Burch wanted bigger things. In 2004, she launched “TRB by Tory Burch” and hasn’t looked back since. With 120 stores around the globe and a fragrance now under her belt, she has built an empire from a label that carefully treads the line between Upper East Side socialite and barefoot bohemian. We expect even greater things to come.