Each week we honor a Greek Greek woman to honor all that Greek Life does and continues to do. This week we are spotlighting the famous designer, Tory Burch.
Tory Burch is an extremely influential woman in the world of fashion. She is the CEO, Designer, and Chairman of her brand, Tory Burch. We all love her products, and were happy to find out that she is a member of Greek Life.
Tory graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Art History. While there, she joined the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. After graduating, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She worked as PR and marketing for some of the famous names in fashion such as Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang. However, she soon wanted to create her own name in the industry.
Tory started creating pieces in her own kitchen, but then expanded in 2004 to her first store in NYC’s NoLita neighborhood. After Tory Burch was endorsed by Oprah in 2005, she has taken the world by storm. She is now a global brand over 100 stores, products sold in over 3,000 department stores, and has her own website where she has her own magazine.
Tory has recieved countless recognition for all her work in the fashion industry. In 2008, she was named “Accessory Designer of the Year”, Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year”, and has been named by Forbes as “One of the Most Powerful Women in the World”.
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