Last Updated: 12 Jun, 2023 | Views: 717
Profession: Fashion Designer
Other Profession(s): Business Women, Philanthropist
Famous For: Fashion Designer And Entrepreneur
Higher Education: Bachelor of Arts
Tory Burch is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist from America. She serves as the executive chairman and chief designer officer of her own company, Tory Burch LLC. In 2020, Forbes ranked her as the 88th most powerful woman on the planet. Her family lived near Valley Forge National Historical Park in a 250-year-old Georgian farmhouse. Kara Ross, a jewellery designer, was a friend of Burch's at the Rosemont, Pennsylvania-based Agnes Irwin School. At the King of Prussia mall's Benetton, she held her first job. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in art history, and received her degree there in 1988.
In 2004: Tory Burch launched her fashion label, "TRB by Tory Burch", in Manhattan's Nolita district, with a retail store.
In 2009: With the help of small business loans, mentoring, and entrepreneurship education, Burch established the Tory Burch Foundation.
In 2015: Burch additionally debuted the Tory Sport collection of athletic apparel.
In 2017: In her opinion piece for Time, Burch addressed the importance of pay parity for women, noting that it benefits business and society as a whole.
As of 2020: TRB has expanded to include more than 300 locations throughout the world, and more than 3,000 department and specialty retailers carry the fashion line.
Achievements and Awards:
In 2005: Burch won the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for Best New Retail Concept.
In 2008: Burch was named Accessories Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
In 2022: She was awarded the Parsons Table Award by Parsons School of Design.
In April 2014, she was chosen by the Obama Administration to be a founding member of the House Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship.
A total of $5 million and 3000 yards of fabric for hospital gowns and face masks were provided to Tory Burch, according to reports.