Jill Stuart was born into the world of fashion as her parents owned a well-known sportswear company in the 1960s and ‘70s dressing many top celebrities including Lucille Ball, Natalie Wood and Sheila Macrae. Dinners were filled with industry talk of collections, fabric design and advertising campaigns. She sold her first collection of silver-and-leather chokers and suede fringed hobos to Bloomingdale's at 15 while still attending Manhattan’s Dalton School. Jill later attended the Rhode Island School of Design.
The Jill Stuart Collection began in 1993 with accessories and innovations such as the fashion backpack, cocktail mini dresses and plaid kilt skirts. The film Clueless, featured many of the designs from her first sportswear collection fueling her notoriety and international appeal.
The homes of Jill Stuart have been featured in the 20th-anniversary issue of Elle Décor, Hamptons Magazine, Vogue Living, InStyle, Teen Vogue, and many other international publications.
Today, dozens of international Jill Stuart freestanding stores and inshops have established the designer as a best-selling commodity in fashion with product lines ranging from numerous ready to wear collections, cosmetics, beauty, fragrance, bridal, childrenswear, timepieces, jewelry and newly opened Jill Stuart cafes.