- Nicole Farhi
She started her career as a freelance in Paris, before moving to London in the 1970s to work with Stephen Marks on his French Connection label. Their professional relationship resulted in a personal relationship, and they had a daughter before separating. She is now based in London.
In 1982, she and Marks created the Nicole Farhi fashion label within the French Connection group. The label now has shops worldwide, as well as restaurants in London and New York. On 15 March 2010, French Connection announced its sale to OpenGate Capital for up to £5 million.
In February 2007, she was a signatory to the declaration of the Independent Jewish Voices, a new Jewish network, calling for an open and critical debate on Israel and criticising certain Jewish organisations' unconditional support of Israel.
In 2007 she was appointed an honorary CBE and in 2010 she was awarded the Legion D'Honneur.
In July 2010 NICOLE FARHI was acquired by global private equity firm OpenGate Capital.
- ^ "Regulatory News Service link": "French Connection Group plc, Completion of Strategic Review, Announcement of Sale of a Business and Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 January 2010, released 15 March 2010."
- Nicole Farhi website
- Nicole Farhi – designer profile at Fashion Model Directory
- National Portrait Gallery page for Nicole Farhi
- designerhistory.com: Nicole Farhi
- Nicole Farhi at the Internet Movie Database
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