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Fashion designer B Michael was born and raised in Connecticut. He found early design inspirations in his mother’s creativity and grandmother’s keen sense of style and studied at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology. After working under icons such as Oscar de la Renta, he decided to launch his namesake millinery line and in 1999 launched his first couture collection.  

B Michael’s collections have garnered appreciative fans including legends Cicely Tyson, Valerie Simpson, Beyonce, Nancy Wilson, Susan Fales-Hill, Brandy, among many others. He is a member of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Design Visionary Award by the Lighthouse Guild. In 2019, he became the first Black American luxury fashion designer to dress an Oscar recipient, longtime friend and muse Cicely Tyson for her history making red-carpet moment. 

B Michael lives in New York City with his life partner Mark-Anthony Edwards and has two daughters, Saferra and Mychal.

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