Agnès b was born Agnès Troublé in Versailles, France in 1941.
She graduated from Versailles’s Ecole des Beaux-Arts and started her fashion career as a junior editor at French Elle. Agnes B went on to become an assistant to Dorothée Bis.
Having worked as a freelance fashion designer for Limitex, Pierre d’Alby, V de V and Eversbin, Agnès B opened her first boutique in Paris in 1975.
The boutique – formerly a butcher shop – housed her debut fashion collection of restyled, cut and dyed workers’ uniforms and striped rugby shirts.
Nowadays, Agnès B produces simple and chic fashion collections that are shown privately off-schedule at the Paris ready-to-wear shows.
The Agnès B signature style is usually best captured in the precise Tailoring of a crisp white shirt and the lasting luxury of a black wool jumper.
In 1980 Agnès B opened her first US boutique in Soho, New York where she showed her fashion collections for women, men and children.
In 1987, she launched her own perfume,”Le B,” a skincare and cosmetics range and a maternity fashion collection.
She now also has shops in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Tokyo and more locations opening worldwide.