Michael Stars Story
What started as a brand devoted to creating the perfect tee has evolved into a collection of fashion and luxury essentials that embody the modern California lifestyle. Michael Stars offers an elevated assortment of women’s clothing including: sweaters, dresses, leather, bottoms, accessories and perfectly constructed basics.
The expanded Fall 2014 line introduces a new men’s collection including tees, sweaters and twill jackets and pants. The brand is distributed internationally through various department and specialty stores, as well as branded retail stores and michaelstars.com.
True to its name, Michael Stars dresses celebrities including Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmy Rossum and Jessica Biel and is regularly featured in the pages of magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and InStyle. Fans of the brand include style setters and fashion bloggers like Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty, Kimberly Pesch of Eat.Sleep.Wear. and Aimee Song of Song of Style.
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About Suzanne Lerner
Suzanne Lerner is an entrepreneur, political activist and philanthropist.
In 1977, Suzanne founded Lerner et Cie, a national fashion sales company. When Suzanne met her soon-to-be husband Michael Cohen, the two co-founded Michael Stars. With Suzanne now running the day-to-day operations as Co-Founder/EVP, the company has transformed into a contemporary lifestyle brand offering both women’s and men’s fashion collections.
Suzanne’s passion for giving back is evident through the Michael Stars Foundation. The Foundation has supported a variety of charities including Joyful Heart Foundation, Ms. Foundation, Children Mending Hearts and WE ADVANCE, a non-profit co-founded by Maria Bello to advance the health and well being of women in Haiti. With the help of Suzanne, WE ADVANCE launched weadvanceu.org, an online education portal with instructional videos for Haitian women and their families.
Beyond her career with Michael Stars and Lerner et Cie, Suzanne also funds many non-profits and serves on the board of Women Thrive Worldwide, ACLU Foundation of Southern California and Prosperity Catalyst.
Suzanne’s commitment reaches far beyond financial support. She has spent her entire life as an activist and frequently travels to Haiti in an effort to assist with women’s economic sustainability and political empowerment. She believes that, “The more empowered women and girls are, the more all of us can positively achieve.”
You can find her on Twitter: @Suzanne_Lerner
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