Michel Adam Lisowski

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Michel Adam Lisowski is a Polish businessman and the founder and sole owner of Fashion TV.[1]


Michel Adam Lisowski was born on April 16, 1950 in Warsaw. His family is of Jewish descent and moved to Vienna in 1958, as his father served the Polish government as a diplomat at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). After high school Lisowski was granted a scholarship for Mathematics at Princeton University.

Subsequently he started a textile business in Thailand called "Eden Group". In 1991, Eden Group employed more than 4000 workers. When the East Asian Financial Crisis hit Thailand in 1996, Michel Adam Lisowski sold the business.

After he left Thailand, Michel Adam Lisowski moved to Paris and invested in various real estate projects. Among others the Café Fashion in Paris - a meeting spot for the fashion community. Due to Lisowski's vast network in the fashion industry, he succeeded to attract many designers to host events at his venues - events during which the designers played fashion videos on the screens all around the Café Fashion.

Thus Lisowski noticed the demand of restaurant and clubs for glamorous video programming, which prompted - together with the dawn of digital television - the inception of Fashion TV. Quickly Fashion TV became very popular with cable and satellite operators - being the first television channel dedicated exclusively to fashion. Today Lisowski is the President of Fashion TV (FTV).

He started his franchise "love-f-cafe" in various European cities such as Monaco and Milan. In 2013 he returned to Vienna with the opening of the café on the ground floor of the Hotel Bristol next to the opera house.[2][3]


In 2005 Adam, along with Shai Avital who heads Elite Model Israel, were arrested for sexually abusing a 20-year-old model in the bathroom of a club in Tel Aviv. Adam was placed under house arrest for 6 days while Shai Avital was set free on bail. Avital had already been on bail for another case that accused him of sexually assaulting a minor.[4][5]

Private life[edit]

On Friday, March 18, 2011 Michel Adam married model and ballet dancer Maria Mogsolova.


  1. ^ Fashion TV - Kate Krantz. French Media in the E.U., 22 November 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.fashiontv.com/corporate/presentation/love-f-cafe-vienna
  3. ^ Video on YouTube
  4. ^ כהן, אבי (2005-06-12). "בעל ערוץ האופנה שוחרר למעצר בית". Ynet (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2016-02-17. 
  5. ^ Singer-Heruti, Roni (2005-06-13). "FTV Head and Elite Agency CEO Arrested in Sexual Assault Case". Haaretz. Retrieved 2016-02-17.