S2 E13 Thom Browne
Best known today for his shrunken men’s suit—and for dressing First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama—American designer Thom Browne started out as an economics major at Notre Dame University. After moving to the Big Apple to work as a salesman for Giorgio Armani, Browne followed his passion for design, working under the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation before launching his namesake label in 2001. Browne’s unconventional flair for menswear—always executed with impeccable tailoring and superior textiles—was a recipe for success, and lead to collaborations with Brooks Brothers and Moncler. In 2011, after years of showing only menswear during New York Fashion Week, Browne staged his first formal women’s wear show, upping his game once again, with all the bells, whistles, and peculiarity his devoted fans and customers have come to cherish.