Fashion has always been a family business for Jill Stuart, who’s parents owned a popular midcentury sportswear company, and outfitted some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Her own career, though, began at age 15 with a well-received collection of chokers and fringed hobo bags. Things only went up from there: following four years of study at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, the designer debuted her namesake label. Jill Stuart clothing launched in 1993 to great fanfare—a buzz that only got bigger when several Jill Stuart dresses, skirts, and yep, plaid suits, were featured in the film Clueless. So has any of that It Factor faded over the years? As if.
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