Is there anything that rattles Tory Burch?
On Wednesday, the designer sat down with CNN’s Alina Cho to chat style, business, and of course, that ongoing lawsuit with her ex-husband, in front of an audience of industry VIPs, WWD is reporting. But if you were hoping for any digs or gaffes--which other designers seem so fond of doling out--you'll be sorely disappointed. Burch remains as unflappable as ever.
On her ongoing legal battle with ex-Chris Burch, Tory said:
"At the end of the day, my priority is with my business and my children. I have six children with Chris that he and I care about and that’s what I think about. But also [there is] my team that I look at and I think this is extraordinary what we have built together. My focus is finding a solution and hopefully we will get there and then we will be better for it at the end."
Seriously, could you think of a more diplomatic answer?
Other tidbits to come out of the talk are that Tory will launch 35 more stores next year--one of them in Dubai--and that she plans to launch a sport line "in the near future."
As for taking her company public, Tory said, "it’s not going to happen anytime soon. I am personally not ready to be a public [chief executive officer]. Privacy [is what I would lose]."
Though she added, "I am not saying exactly that one day it won’t happen but for now it’s not in the cards."
Perhaps once the suit with ex Chris Burch wraps up, Tory's need for privacy won't be as important...