Michelle Smith, Creative Director and Founder of Milly, in her interview with E! Online, says she dressed Taylor Swift for her first, big world tour.
The thoroughly modern clothing (and now accessories) line creator brought her industry knowledge (that she’d accumulated from her trainings at major fashion houses like Dior and Louis Vuitton in Paris) to the streets of New York, and thus her collections were born—loved by A-lists everywhere.
“I founded Milly with my then-boyfriend (and now husband) when I was 27. I had recently moved back to NYC from Paris, where I had gone to design school and trained at Christian Dior Haute Couture, Louis Vuitton and Hermes. I wanted to create a women’s clothing collection which combined my love of French couture and Parisian style with the inimitable energy and irreverence of New York City”, Smith told the edition.
She also shared how excited she was when Jennifer Aniston wore a dress from her very first collection on Friends.
Smith has also dressed Taylor Swift for her first, big world tour, right after she won a CMA and Grammy for best new artist.
“I love to make women feel confident and empowered through my designs. I’m an artist—I love creating—and I’m so thankful I get to do that every day, and have the infrastructure to make my design dreams come true—from initial sketch to finished product,” Michelle Smith shares.
Answering a question about her career heroes, Michelle Smith said: “Gloria Steinem, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Michelle Obama. They are all strong, trailblazing women who are confident, compassionate and fiercely intelligent. They feel a moral obligation to speak out for what they believe in and they each have a great sense of humor.”