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A decade after launching her brand, Burch has leveraged her signature ballet flats into a billion-dollar business, just ahead of rumblings of an IPO.
The eagerly awaited film adaptation of this YA author's beloved novel, The Fault in Our Stars, hits the silver screen this summer.
The American designer made headlines this year when his Olympic apparel made Team USA look cozy in classic sweaters.
The founder of the successful online shop Net-A-Porter has changed the way people shop for high-end labels and plans to grow the site drastically in the coming months by adding more designers.
After a break from the industry, British fashion icon Philo stepped into the role of creative director at LVMH to rebuild the Parisian fashion powerhouse Céline.
Roth joined her young-adult-novel successors by selling more than 2 million copies of the Divergent trilogy, a dystopian story whose main character fits the powerful-heroine bill and was adapted into a film starring Shailene Woodley.
The Goldfinch, a novel of art-world hijinks, has won Tartt critical acclaim, 24 weeks (and counting) on the New York Times best-sellers list, and a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
The model covered everything from Vogue to Vanity Fair and will soon star opposite Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in The Other Woman.
The young designer, a favorite of Michelle Obama's, debuted his first line for Balenciaga as creative director last year, earning plaudits from the fashion industry.
The mother of the organic movement has been operating the iconic restaurant Chez Panisse for more than four decades, while her initiatives in sustainable food continue to gain influence worldwide.
After being shut down briefly by the Department of Health, customers are back to lining up around the block for the French pastry chef's flaky croissant-doughnut hybrid, sold at his New York City bakery.
A favorite of Michelle Obama's, the designer was named art director for Hugo Boss last year.
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This post was updated to include Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize in Fiction award.