Kim Hicks is a graduate of Parsons School of design in NYC. While attending Parsons, Kim earned many awards and during her junior year she was an intern at Donna Karan, working in Women’s Collection. Her designs were also featured in WWD, New York Magazine and sold at Henri Bendels even before she graduated.
After graduating from Parsons, Kim’s first apprenticeship was at Arnold Scassi a NY Couturier known amongst the NY Social set and some of the worlds best dressed women. This is where she developed her talent as a young Couturier. She had the opportunity to do the Bridal, Fur, Ready to wear and Couture lines. She designed for women such as Elizabeth Taylor, Mrs. Anne Bass, Mrs. Steinberg, Mrs. Brooke Astor, Carol Petrie, Nina Griscom and many other women. The last position she held was with Badgley Mischka in their design studio. Where she was an assistant designer, she designed and worked closely with the patternmakers and sewers. After, Badgley Mischka Kim started her own line of Couture cocktail and evening gowns.
Kim started her company on her own, catering to the Couture Evening and Bridal client. Her predecessors such as Christian Dior, Balenciaga, YSL and Givenchy inspired her. Her first gown was for the granddaughter of the founders of Bergdorf Goodman, Sara Goodman. Soon to follow were many requests for Bridal clients and the NY Social Set, including, the wedding of Renee Rockefeller. Immediately, she started selling her gowns in Bergdorf Goodman. Kim has sold her gowns now in Bergdorf Goodman for 13 years.
Kim is known for her old-world designs, hand stitching, embroidery, craftsmanship, fabrication and the dedication to emphasis the female form. Her clients include some of but not exclusive to the high profiled executives, New York and Global Jet set, and many business leaders of the World. Some of her clients are Anne Bass, Mrs. Vicente Fox of Mexico, Mrs. Ted Turner, Gina Sanders, Alexandra Lebenthal, Maria Bartiromo, Renee Rockefeller and Daisy Olarte de Kanovas . Also, many editors of magazines such as Vogues editors Meredith Melling Burke and Stephanie La Cava, Town and Country’s Editor Alexis Clark and In Style’s Megan Deem. Kim’s designs have been featured in many magazines and publications such as New York Times, New York Magazine, Vogue, Town and Country, WWD, and foreign press in Spain, Paris, and London and also in The Middle East.
Presently, Kim Hicks is sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC, special order at Al Ostoura in Kuwait, her Atelier’s in Tribeca and Paris. She is set to do a trunk show, this September at The Drawing Rom, Emilia Fanjul’s new studio in NYC. She has sold to many specialty stores including Mary Jane Denzer and Georginas. Kim also sells and does trunk shows in London, Paris and in Kuwait at Al Ostoura. Kim is expanding to more doors worldwide this next Season.