By now, you’ve seen that Michelle Obama chose a Thom Browne pre-fall 2013 coat and dress for her Inauguration look. The First Lady has shown herself to be a fan of Browne in the past, wearing dresses by the designer to the DNC and the presidential debate last fall. Though he was previously most-known for his menswear designs – particularly his distinctive well-tailored suits – Browne’s recent womenswear designs are making a name for themselves. To get to know Browne a little bit more, we’ve rounded up all the need-to-know details about the designer.
Name: Thom Browne
Training: Giorgio Armani showroom and several years leading the Club Monaco creative development team
Aesthetic: Well-proportioned and menswear-inspired tailoring with feminine details
Debut Collection: Menswear in 2001, womenswear in 2010
Recent Collabs: A jacket in the Neiman Marcus x Target collection
Fun Fact: He only started his design career after a brief, failed attempt at acting in LA