High fashion is synonymous with excess controversy and, surprisingly, pollution, but one designer counters these harsh realities. This is Cynthia Rowley; read on to know more about her net worth and home.
Cynthia Rowley Net worth
Cynthia Rowley is the founder & CEO of her fashion label of the same name. Her career began in the early 1980s after graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Cynthia Rowley is worth $100 million, which comes from her contributions to the fashion scene. Moreover, public records show that Cynthia has at least three properties in New York City to her name.
It is also possible that a part of her income comes from the sale of Swell, her book series. The books focused on women’s lifestyle, offering fashion tips and guiding women on how to be hostesses. However, the reviews online show that the book was alright, with both books receiving an average of 3.5 stars.
In an interview for MEFEATER, one of Cynthia’s grandmothers loaned her $1,000 to help jumpstart her career as a fashion designer. She also won the $2,000 prize money in the fellowship at the Art Institute after lying she was interning in Italy.
Then in 1983, she invited top fashion editors to her walkup apartment for a fashion show she had staged. Unfortunately, not one of them showed up, and things looked bleak until 1988, when she launched her own company.
Cynthia’s determination and perseverance have led to the company’s success and several collaborations. The brand has collaborated with Target in 2000 and again in 2008 to create seasonal lines of home décor. B. Robinson also collaborated with the brand to develop a set of eyewear that is still available today.
Rowley sets herself apart from other brands because of her drive for sustainability, something not many labels consider. She hosts a podcast with her daughter dedicated to empowering women these days.
House and Cars
As per sources, Cynthia Rowley lives in New York City. She bought her West Village Townhouse in 2014 for $11 million and recently sold it.
It was initially used as a home/workspace, and the designer has at least two more properties in NYC. The townhouse was sold for $14 million in 2019, although Cynthia intended to get $18 million for it.
As impressive as this is, she gifted her hubby of 16 years a 1971 XR-7 convertible. She has driven a 1964 Ford Galaxie & a 1972 Porsche 911.