A tastemaker, Icon, and philanthropist: B Michael
B Michael is a name that has earned respect and prestige within the fashion industry and beyond. In the 1980’s he started his work in the fashion industry doing costume design for the popular show Dynasty. At his time with the show, B Michael would work under major Fashion houses including Oscar De La Renta, Louis Feraud, and Nolan Miller. His work with the soap opera would grant him further work and positive notoriety in fashion.
In 1998, he was presented with membership into the prestigious CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America). In 1999, the launch of his couture collection was born and sold in the luxury store, Atelier New York. B Michael would launch his ready to wear collection, in collaboration with Macy’s in 2012. This power move thrust him from a well-known name in the fashion industry to a household name. Cicely Tyson, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and Phylicia Rashad are just a few of the influential women who have worn his designs and called on B Michael for pieces and costumes. Ms. Cicely and Ms. Phylicia were often muses of the designer, as well as models for his runway shows. Powerhouse entertainer Beyoncé collaborated with B Michael for her custom costumes for her Deja Vu video in 2006.
“B Michael is an example of a well-rounded mogul.”
Aside from his fashion design work, he is also an outstanding philanthropist. He has worked with and sat on advisory boards such as Dream Yard Project, YAGP (Youth America Grand Prix) and the Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts. These programs help youth who have a keen interest in the arts and would like to tap into their skills. B Michael is an example of a well-rounded mogul. From the start of his fashion career with Oscar De La Renta to his expansion into business with Macy’s to his philanthropy with youth. He has, and will always be a Tastemaker, fashion Icon, and philanthropist.