Thom Browne Biography
Thom Browne is an American fashion designer who is the founder and head of design for Thom Browne; a luxury fashion brand based in New York City.
Browne’s designs often incorporate playful elements, such as whimsical prints and unexpected detailing, while still maintaining a sense of classic sophistication.
Thom Browne Age
Browne was born on March 12, 1965, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is 58 years old as of 2023.
Thom Browne Brother
Browne has an older brother named Pat Browne. Pat is an accountant, lawyer, and politician. He was nominated to serve as Secretary of Revenue by Democratic Governor-elect Josh Shapiro in January 2023.
Pat previously served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1995–2005) and Pennsylvania Senate (2005–2022).
Thom Browne Partner
Browne is openly gay and has been in a relationship with Andrew Bolton. Andrew is the current head curator of the Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
They met at a fashion event in New York and have been living together in Greenwich Village ever since. They are often seen attending red carpet-events and fashion shows together, wearing matching outfits from Browne’s collections.
Thom Browne’s Design work
Browne started his career in fashion as a salesman at Giorgio Armani in New York in 1997. He then worked as a designer for Club Monaco, a subsidiary of Ralph Lauren. He eventually launched his own label in 2001.
His first collection consisted of five suits that he made for himself and wore every day. Thom soon gained attention for his unconventional approach to tailoring and proportion. He created suits that were deliberately too small or too large for the wearer. Thom also introduced elements of sportswear and preppy style into his designs, such as stripes, plaids, argyle patterns, and grosgrain trims.
Thom’s breakthrough came in 2004 when he presented his first runway show in Paris. The show featured models wearing his signature shrunken suits with bare ankles and leather loafers. The show was a sensation and earned him critical acclaim and commercial success. He also attracted celebrity clients such as Brad Pitt, LeBron James, Michelle Obama, and Lady Gaga.
Since then, Thom has expanded his brand to include womenswear, eyewear, accessories, and fragrances. He has also collaborated with other labels such as Moncler, Brooks Brothers, and Supreme.
Browne has won several awards for his work, such as the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year in 2006, 2013, and 2016. He also won the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2012; and the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2021.
How did Thom Browne become a designer?
Browne did not study fashion design or have any formal training in the field. He studied economics at the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1988.
He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting but soon realized that it was not his passion. Browne started working as an assistant for a tailor and learned the basics of sewing and pattern making. He also developed an interest in vintage clothing and began collecting suits from the 1950s and 1960s.
Browne moved to New York in 1997 to work for Armani and Club Monaco. However, he felt frustrated by the lack of creativity and individuality in the mainstream fashion industry. He decided to create his own label based on his personal style and vision of what men should wear. Thom wanted to challenge the conventions of menswear and create something new and original.
Thom Browne’s Net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Browne has an estimated net worth of $20 million. His brand is valued at over $500 million and has over 300 stores worldwide.