Thom Browne's love affair with cinema began in Los Angeles, when he tried his hand at acting in front of the camera. Unsatisfied with the results, he looked for another creative path, first at Giorgio Armani, then at Club Monaco, a branch of Polo Ralph Lauren, for which he headed the development team. He launched his first collection in 2003, and the public discovered his cinematic, phantasmagorical, powerful and mysterious universe, somewhere between Funeral Wedding and the great black-and-white classics of the 1930s.
Browne loves costumes with the passion of the great tailors, meaning well-cut above all. He also knows how to listen to his inspirations, letting his travels speak for themselves, including his expeditions to Japan. His signature style is unmistakable, with pants that stop well above the ankle.
Today, in his rare spare time, he collaborates with a number of brands, including Moncler Gamme Bleue, or imagines contemporary installations around the world. With the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, for example, for which he has adapted the installation created in Paris in 2015, adding a selection of 50 mirrors chosen from the museum's collection.