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Things To Know About American Fashion Designer Thom Browne | Insights His Net Worth, & Career

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Thom Browne is an American fashion designer who is known for his classics men’s suits. He had won many awards in his life. He is best known for reconceptualizing the classics men’s suits. 

2001 was the revolutionary date in history when Thom Browne launched his line of made-to-measure menswear. Meanwhile, Thom Browne was a business graduate from the University of Notre Dame.

In 1988, he moved to Hollywood to pursue his dream as actor. Though Thom Browne did few successful commercials, he was not satisfied.

Who Is Thom Browne?

Thom Browne is an American fashion designer born on 19 April 1965 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S. His present age is 56 years old, and his birth sign is Aries.

Thom Browne grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Willian Allen High School. Late he joined the University of Notre Dame, where he studied business and graduated in 1988. During his college day, he was a competitive swimmer. After completing his college degree, he went to Hollywood for acting, where he succeeded by working in commercials.

Who Is Thom Browne’s Partner?

Thom Browne’s partner is Andrew Bolton. Andrew is head curator of Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Recently Andrew bought a 15-room house for $13 million on the Upper East Side.

In an interview with VOGUE, Thom was asked to be a fan of Jenners Kardashian, which answered by looking to his longtime partner Andrew Bolton and said, “We are.” 

How Much Thom Browne Net Worth? Career Insights

American fashion designer Thom Browne has an estimated net worth of around $40 million as per businessoffashion.

In 2018, Ermenegildo Zegna Group acquired the majority of Thom Browne’s company share. The majority of shares were acquired for around $500 million.

Thom Browne and his partner, Andrew Bolton, bought a house for $13 million in 2019. This 15-room house is on the Upper East Side, Manhattan. The townhouse has been prior residents to some well-established names like the former president of Heinz, Charles Merill, co-founder of Merrill Lynch, are those names. At the same time, it was initially built for a member of the wealthy Vanderbilt family.

Thom Browne, a Manhattan resident, was initially priced at $21 million on the market. The house featured a 21-foot dining room on the ground floor. It has six master suite bedrooms on the third floor. On the fourth floor, the piece de resistance contends glass ceiling and walls with views of the nearby area. Also, there are staff rooms and an elevator that access all floors.

Career As Fashion Designer

In 1997, he moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. He was determined to pursue a career in the glamorous fashion industry. Therefore, Thom Browne started assisting a tailor in the early phase. Following this, he worked as a salesman for Giorgio Armani and a designer for Club Monaco.

However, 2001 was the year when Thom Browne commenced his official journey in the fashion industry. As Thom Browne announced and launched a line of made-to-measure menswear.

And soon enough, Thom Browne became a well-known name in the fashion industry. As his flawless tailored suit brought a revolution in classic men’s suits. Though in the beginning, the fashion industry was a little tensed with the reconceptualization. Soon, Thom Browne’s signature suit became trending fashion.

While Thom Browne launched his first line of ready-to-wear menswear in 2004, Thom Browne became runner-up for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/ Vogue Fashion Fund in the following year. CFDA announced Thom Browne as Menswear Designer of the Year in the following year.

In 2007, Thom Browne designed his first womenswear for Brooks Brothers’ Black Fleece label. Similarly, he launched the limited edition of his own capsule collection of womenswear in 2007. Although, it was 2011 when Thom Browne launched his women ready-to-wear. Alikeness was the reconceptualization of classic womenswear style as menswear.

Thom Browne was successful in holding the National Design Award from Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. First lady Michelle Obama presented that in 2012. And Thom Browne became a household name when first lady Michelle Obama wore his design for the presidential inauguration in 2013.

In 2016 and 2018, Thom Browne’s company majority of shares were acquired by two big companies. While a private equity investment firm, Sandbridge Capital, acquired a majority of shares in 2016.

Whereas, in 2018, the Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna acquired 85 percent of the stake. Meanwhile, Thom Browne worked as a chief creative officer.