A graduate from Parsons School of Design, Tracy Reese has become a fabulous designer. She ranks as one of the fashion industry’s most successful African-American woman designer whose realm is not relegated to the runway. Tracy Reese has two clothing lines, Plenty and TR, which have been sold at Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many other top retailers since the mid-1990s. Her company’s sales topped $12 million in 2003, and it launched a Plenty-label home line that same year and a footwear collection the following year. She has a great eye for what women will buy. “I don’t want to design a skirt just because a skirt is needed to go with a particular jacket,” she told Essence. “The skirt itself has to make you want to buy it.
This model actually smiles!!