New York based designer Anne Moore was born with a natural eye and talent for design. Moore has never studied fashion design in the formal sense – her “education” began as a young girl when she began sewing and creating accessories. Her career as a milliner took flight in 1986 when she cut up a velvet dress and made hair bows – hair bows so intricate and well-designed that the fashion editors from The New York Times Magazine, Vogue and Tatler featured them on full pages.
Her career was launched and thus started the business that would grow to make Anne Moore a milliner to women of all ages around the world.
Her millinery designs were featured exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman with prime Fifth Avenue window displays. After her first season, the hats and bows were wholesaled to major U.S. and U.K. Department stores, from Neiman-Marcus and Macy’s in the States to Harvey Nichols and Browns in London.
Moore opened a New York flagship store in 1987, followed by another freestanding boutique in the resort town of Southhampton, New York. In 1996, Moore traveled between Brazil and London, where she immersed herself in the high-profile sports management world with Brazil’s equivalent of IMG. In 1999, the devoir of design and, most importantly, her clients’ requests moved her back to America. Moore opened a successful boutique in Bridgehampton, and launched a catalog business and a website. Currently, Anne Moore hats are available exclusively at www.AnneMoore.com.
Anne Moore’s company has always been steered by her, from the design and wholesaling to the public relations and merchandising. Moore’s talent for whimsical yet practical and chic design transcends millinery and has enabled her to successfully design and produce purses, shawls, gloves, jewelry and made-to-order clothing.
“She has a wonderful sense of whimsy and style.” -Candy Pratts Price, VOGUE
Moore’s designs (without the aid of a publicist) have received voluminous publicity generated by the products themselves as well as her celebrity clientele. Moore’s designs are not only elegant toppers and sun-blockers; they have also become celebrity must-haves. Oprah, Aretha, Madonna, Katie Couric, Kim Basinger, Julia Roberts, Isabella Rossellini, and the late Princess Diana are among those who have sported Moore’s creations. Jack Nicholson and Richard Gere are among the many men who shop at Anne Moore. Oprah Winfrey, a top private client, declared Moore her favorite milliner! The genius behind Moore’s creations lies in that they are not only for celebrities and special functions — the line ranges from truly Mad Hatter delicacies designed for a day at Ascot to simple, beautiful designs that block the sun and protect the skin — they are for any woman who wants that extra oomph of style.
In addition to numerous print publications, Moore has appeared on-camera on The Oprah Winfrey Show and major network television style news segments. Her designs have been used in major feature films, commercials and advertising campaigns.
Moore was educated in New York, London and Paris, and has lived in England, France and Brazil.