GEOFFREY B. SMALL
Often copied yet rarely credited, Geoffrey B. Small is a pioneer in avant-garde design and making clothes by hand. Since 1993, he has shown more collections in Paris than any American designer, and his concepts continue to lead the designer industry at the highest level. He began his career in 1976 working as a blue jeans salesclerk for the Gap Stores in Boston. From 1979-1980, after working for 3 years selling jeans for the Gap Stores and starting a small business with an old Singer sewing machine in his parents attic making clothes for friends, he was judged a winner from over 34,000 competitors by Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Geoffrey Beene and Elsa Klensch in the largest fashion design competitions in North America.