Tory Burch Bio, Family, Career and Philanthropy

Tory Burch Biography

Tory Burch is a  director, fashion designer, and philanthropist. She created a multi-million dollar lifestyle brand in a short period of time. She is the Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of her own brand, Tory Burch LLC. Additionally, she has a modern sensibility. She was listed as the 73rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

Tory Burch Age

She was born on June 17, 1966, in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, United States of America. She is fifty-two years of age as of 2018.

Tory Burch Body Measurements

She has a slim body & oval face type. She has brown eyes and a short chin-length blond hair. Tory often uses the Chic make up style to look more appealing.
She stands at a height of 163 centimeters barefoot and has a weight of fifty kilograms. Additionally, her bra cup size is 32A

Tory Burch Family

She is the daughter of Reva and Ira Earl “Bud” Robinson. Her father was a wealthy investor who inherited a stock exchange seat and a paper cup company.
Her mother Reva was an actress. She was raised with her three brothers in a Valley Forge farmhouse. The farmhouse was 250-year-old Georgian near Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Tory Burch Relationship

She married William Macklowe, who was the son of real-estate tycoon Harry B. Macklowe. The couple later divorced within a year of their marriage. In 1996 she married J. Christopher Burch, who was an investor in Internet Capital Group which was founded by Walter Buckley and Ken Fox.
In their marriage, they had three sons: Henry, Nicholas “Nick”, Sawyer. She also has three stepdaughters from his previous marriage. Unfortunately, they divorced in 2006. She continues to use his last name for some time. Additionally, she continued to live with her children in their New York City apartment.
She dated Lance Armstrong in 2007. Afterward, she was linked to Lyor Cohen. In November 2018, Burch married Pierre-Yves Roussel, the former chairman and CEO of the LVMH Fashion Group.
He became CEO of Burch’s company in early 2019 and Burch became Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. The couple had been dating since 2014 and became engaged in 2016.

Tory Burch Career

She then attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in art history, and graduated in 1988.
After graduating from college, she moved to New York to for Zoran, a Yugoslavian designer. Later she worked for Harper’s Bazaar magazine. She then earned a public relations and advertising positions at Vera Wang, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Loewe.

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Tory Burch Fashion Label

In February 2004 she began her fashion label and named it TRB by Tory Burch. Later she changed her label to Tory Burch. The company was launched with a retail store in Manhattan’s Nolita district.
Since its initiation, the company has two hundred and fifty stores worldwide. Additionally, the fashion line is also carried at over 3,000 department and specialty stores worldwide.
She introduced Tory Sport, separate performance activewear line.

Tory Burch Television shows

In 2004 she appeared as a guest at an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. In season three ofGossip Girl in 2009, she made an appearance at its fourth episode. She was a guest judge in the 2010 Project Runaway. In 2012 she made appearances in CBS News Sunday Morning as a guest, Fashion King, and Iconoclasts as a documentary subject. In 2013 she was a guest at Today on September 26, 2013.
She was a guest at Good Morning America on October 14, 2014 episode. Additionally, she was an interviewee at CBS This Morning on October 16, 2014, episode.
On November 18, 2015, she was a guest on CBS This Morning. While on March 10, 2017, she was an interviewee in Charlie Rose. She was a guest at Morning Joe on July 10, 2017. On March 8, 2019, she was a guest at Squawk Box.

Tory Burch Awards

In 2005, Burch won the Rising Star Award for Best New Retail Concept from the Fashion Group International. She won the Accessory Brand Launch of the year award at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards in 2007.
In 2008, Burch won the Council of Fashion Designers of America award for Accessories Designer of the Year. She was included on the list of the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2015 by Working Mother. In 2015, she received the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award.
Burch has consistently been included on the list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes. As of 2015, she is listed as the 73rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

Tory Burch Philanthropy

She serves in various boards for instance; The Council of Fashion Designers of America’s as well as the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She has also been at the board of  Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Startup America Partnership. Additionally, she has been at the Barnes Foundation.
She is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School of Business and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She chaired the 2007 spring gala for the American Ballet Theatre.
Burch founded the Tory Burch Foundation in In 2009. Her foundation supports the economic empowerment of women in the U.S. It supports women through small business loans. it also offers mentorship and entrepreneurial education to women. Currently, the foundation is partnered with ACCION USA. ACCION USA is a non-profit domestic microfinance provider founded in 1991. Her stores sell products whose proceeds support the foundation’s work.
Her Foundation offers education program on entrepreneurship, in collaboration with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and Babson College. In 2014, her foundation launched Elizabeth Street Capital in partnership with Bank of America. It was meant to provide women entrepreneurs with access to low-cost loans. It also provided mentoring support and networking opportunities. The initiative is now known as the Tory Burch Foundation Capital program.
During Obama’s Administration, she was named an inaugural member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. Other members of PAGE are Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, and entertainment producer Quincy Jones.
In March 2017, her Foundation launched Embrace Ambition, a global campaign to address the double standard that exists around ambition. She wrote an opinion piece in Time on pay equity for women. The piece noted how equal pay is beneficial to society and business across the board.
In April 2018 Burch and her foundation hosted the first Embrace Ambition Summit. The summit was an all-day event aimed supporting women’s ambition. It was also used to examine stereotypes about women and ambition in their workplace. The summit was held at Lincoln Center in New York and also viewable on the Tory Burch Foundation website.