Sportswear: Tory's Turn

VITAL STATISTICS:

NAME TORY BURCH

CURRENT JOB CREATIVE DIRECTOR, TORY BURCH

FIRST JOB ASSISTANT TO ZORAN

INSIDE TRACK WORKED WITH REED KRAKOFF AND VERA WANG AT RALPH LAUREN

CLAIM TO FAME DATES LANCE ARMSTRONG

WHAT TORY BURCH HAS accomplished in the past 3 1/2 years is nothing short of impressive. Seemingly overnight she went from full-time mom—a title she accepted after years of working at Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Harper's Bazaar—to woman on the fast track to becoming a mega-brand. When she launched her eponymous company in 2004, Burch eschewed the traditional slow-growth route and dove right in with a...

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