Is Tory Burch the most influential woman in fashion? Forbes.com thinks so. She's the only woman that makes their list of Fashion Tastemakers, joining Marc Jacobs, Hedi Slimane, Christian Louboutin, and Coach's Reed Krakoff in the winner's circle. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are the youngest on the list, thanks largely - according to Forbes - to their Target line. But Tory is singled out for her understanding of today's woman - Saks president Ron Frasch says "out of the American designers today, very few if any have brought to us as a retailer what she had brought." Patent leather ballet flats, spangled shifts and cardigans, and a surprising but growing group of younger, hipper fans, thanks to the subtle PR skills of Tory's teen daughter Alexandra? Okay. We'll buy that. But where on the list is DVF? Related: even on Bluefly, Tory is expensive!
LVMH to Invest in Tory Burch?
Tory Burch recently gained two new investors, thanks to the sale of half of ex Chris Burch's stake in the company--a deal which valued her label at well over one billion dollars. Now, it looks like her company, which is rumored to be going public, may have caught the interest of another powerful investor.