Chris Benz Fashion Designer

Chris Benz is an American fashion designer. He gained early recognition as a recipient of a coveted CFDA scholarship while attending Parson's School of Design. Benz interned with Marc Jacobs in college, then worked at J.Crew, before launching his own collection in 2007. His signatures include unabashed use of color and texture, and deft use of prints, as well as inventive subversion of traditional dressmaking codes and techniques. His namesake collection is available in stores throughout United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He was inducted into the CFDA in 2009. Benz's clothes are frequently featured in Vogue, Elle, Glamour and other publications. In addition to his own fashion line, Benz has partnered with Moscot, the upscale eyewear company, to design a line of frames, Pologeorgis Furs and Lancome to design a the "Chris & Tell" Lipstick. And his partnership with Redken consistently creates Fashion Week buzz. Benz's success in the fashion world has led to numerous television appearances, included among them a week as guest judge on Bravo's The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection and an appearance on HBO's How to Make It in America.

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Date of birth
Place of birth
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
United States of America


1. Parsons The New School for Design Fashion school

Parsons The New School For Design (known colloquially as Parsons or Parsons School of Design) is a private art and design college of The New School university in New York City. With more than 25 undergraduate and graduate programs, Parsons is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious art and design universities in the world.

Type Private school
66 Fifth Avenue, 10011 - New York City, New York
2012. 4,233
2012. 654
Acceptance rate
2012. 63.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 42.1 K $
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People attended Parsons The New School for Design connected by profession and/or age

b. 1983., Fashion Designer
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b. 1973., Fashion Designer
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b. 1973., Fashion Designer
b. 1969., Fashion Designer
b. 1974., Fashion Designer


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