President, Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller is the president of her namesake global womenswear brand, designed in New York City.
An American born to a French mother, Nicole was trained at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris. RISD inspired her sense of freedom and creativity while Chambre Syndicale gave her a mastery of the classic French techniques of haute couture.
The Nicole Miller brand was launched in 1992 and became well known in the retail industry for popularizing the little black dress. Over the past 25 years, the brand has since garnered a loyal following of celebrity fans including Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, and Blake Lively, amongst others.
Nicole is a CFDA board member, and has been the recipient of numerous industry awards such as the Legend of Fashion Award (2006), Fashion Group International Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), and the Visionary Woman Award (2014).
A strong believer in protecting our natural environment, Miller actively supports the Rocky Mountain Institute and Robert Kennedy Jr.’s Riverkeeper.