Nicole Miller was born in 1952 in Forth Worth, Texas and raised up in Massachusetts. Miller was surrounded by Parisian fashion magazines and French culture during her childhood. Her mother was French, and she was a Miss Fashion Plate in Paris in 1943. In the 60's, Nicole used to accompany her mother to London, where she wore dresses made by designer Mary Quant.
Miller attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where she earned a degree in fine art. Knowing that her long-term goal was to design fashion, she created her own study abroad program at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne where she also earned a degree and was trained to drape and master the classical techniques of couture.
Upon graduation Miller moved to New York City where she worked with Rain Cheetahs and Bud Konheim.
Nicole Miller’s first runway show, for the Spring 1991 season, was held in October 1990. Since then the business has been expanded into numerous categories that today result in a lifestyle brand with annual retail sales exceeding USD$650 million. In addition to designer collection apparel, Miller designs women’s handbags, footwear, intimate apparel, coats, swimwear, scarves, cold weather accessories, eyewear, fashion jewelry, fine jewelry, dresses for girls sized 4-12, fragrance, cosmetics and products for the home.
In 2001, she started a Home collection including dinnerware in partnership with Fishs Eddy, which shows her whimsical nature.
In May 2004, it was announced that Nicole is launching a kids wear line organised by the Sesame Workshop, the non-profit group behind Sesame Street. This show is a favourite of her daughter born in 1996. It is the first time Sesame Workshop has ever licensed a fashion designer.
Nicole Miller uniquely combines the ideas of elegance and rebellion to achieve a subtle sexiness that is the essence of modern femininity. In her hands, the drape and cut of designer clothes are transformed to a younger, more sophisticated look. Miller's silhouettes achieve a natural body consciousness that is sensual and dynamic. Often inspired by film imagery and exotic cultures, she is the pre-eminent American among fashion's print and color elite. Her material selections are guided by a commitment to technological advance; she is often the first to introduce a new fabric and popularize it for wider use.
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