Nicole Miller is an American-born designer trained at both the Rhode Island School of Design and Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris. While RISD inspired her sense of freedom and creativity, Chambre Syndicale instilled a mastery of the classical techniques of couture.
Miller skillfully drapes silhouettes to achieve a natural body consciousness that is both sensual and dynamic. Often inspired by film imagery and foreign culture, she sets trends with fashion’s print and color elite.
The Nicole Miller brand was launched in 1982 and became well-known in the retail industry for popularizing the little black dress. Over the past 40 years, the brand has garnered a loyal following of celebrity fans, including Keke Palmer, Miley Cyrus, and Blake Lively, amongst others. Nicole is a CFDA member and has been the recipient of numerous industry awards, such as the Legend of Fashion Award (2006), Fashion Group International Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), and the Visionary Woman Award (2014). She was named Fashion Designer of the Year at Hamptons Fashion Week (2022).