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Adam Lippes
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Adam Lippes at the 2008 God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards in New York. Photo: Patrick McMullan
Biography
Adam Lippes is a fashion designer.

Background:
Adam Lippes was born December 24, 1972 in Buffalo, New York. Adam attended the Nichols school in Buffalo and studied Psychology at Cornell, from where he graduated in 1994. Upon graduation from Cornell, Adam continued his studies at the American University in Paris where he focused on art history and architecture. In 1995 Adam moved to New York, and began his fashion career at Polo Ralph Lauren before moving to Oscar de la Renta, where he was quickly promoted to Global Creative Director becoming one of the youngest to hold this position in the luxury fashion world. From 1996 to 2003, Adam worked closely with Mr. de la Renta on every aspect of the brand, including design, marketing and new business development.

In 2004, Mr. Lippes determined to pursue his dream of designing his own collection launched a collection of cotton basics under the label adampluseve. His desire to "fuse fashion with the perfect white tee" began with a global search for the finest manufacturers of cotton, cashmere, and wool. The Collection of Basics was launched at Saks Fifth Avenue in the spring of 2004, quickly becoming one of "Oprah's Favorite Things" and winning O's "Real World Style Awards." As a result of these early successes, the business has evolved from cotton basics into a full sportswear collection for men and women, now known simply as ADAM.

In August 2007, Adam was inducted to the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). In September 2007, Adam staged his first formal runway show during New York's Fashion Week to great critical review, gracing the cover of Women's Wear Daily the following day. In the October 2007 issue of Vanity Fair, Mr. Lippes was chosen as a member of their elite list, "The Next Establishment," named as one of the most important young designers of today. In December 2007, Adam opened his first freestanding boutique in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District where his men's and women's collections are currently showcased alongside a selection of hand-picked lifestyle accessories. In October 2008, ADAM opened its second store in Adams hometown of Buffalo, New York and recently opened a store in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In 2009, MANGO contracted Mr. Lippes to create limited edition collections for men and women that was sold around the world in over 900 MANGO stores.

Today the ADAM collection is available at the ADAM flagship store located in the meatpacking district of New York City, ADAM's e-commerce site, and over 250 stores in 10 countries around the world, including Bergdorf Goodman, Jeffrey NY, Intermix, net-a-porter.com, Neiman Marcus, Lane Crawford, TSUM and Harrods.
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Executive Committee Co-Chair, Whitney Contemporaries
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1.Barbara Tfank
2.Natalie Joos
3.Paul Wilmot
4.Whitney Contemporaries
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1.Image Gallery: Museum at FIT’s Couture Council Fall Fashion Cocktail
2.Calendar: The Humane Society of New York - 11th Annual Paws for Style
3.Image Gallery: New Yorkers For Children 2010 Fall Gala
4.Image Gallery: Whitney ART Party 2010
5.Calendar: Whitney Contemporaries - Whitney Art Party
6.Image Gallery: Friends of NYFC 2010 A Fool’s Fête
7.Image Gallery: God's Love We Deliver 2009 Golden Hearts Award
8.Calendar: Whitney Museum - Art Party
9.Calendar: Waldorf Astoria / CFDA 2009 Fashion Week Breakfast
10.Image Gallery: God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards
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