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. She is currently the president of Michael Stars and owner of Lerner Et Cie.
Suzanne Lerner boasts decades of experience in business, as well as a background in dozens of causes, primarily centered around female empowerment. In 1983, Lerner founded Lerner et Cie, a wholesale fashion showroom, currently with four locations nationwide.
Lerner co-founded and currently serves as President of retail clothing company Michael Stars. Lerner primarily oversaw sales and marketing until 2015, when she was appointed President.
Lerner’s second career is philanthropy – both personal and with the Michael Stars Foundation. Lerner serves on the board of Women Thrive Worldwide, ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Prosperity Catalyst and Children Mending Hearts. She is also a member of Women Donors Network and Women Moving Millions. Lerner funds a number of NGO’s that focus on women’s empowerment, economic stability, gender reconciliation and gender-based violence.
She resides in Los Angeles.
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