Minnie Mortimer

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Minnie Mortimer
Born Marian Fountain Mortimer
1980 (age 36–37)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Education The Brearley School
Convent of the Sacred Heart
St. Marks School
Occupation Fashion designer, socialite
Spouse(s) Stephen Gaghan (m. 2007)
Children 2
Parent(s) Senga Mortimer
John Jay Mortimer

Marian Fountain "Minnie" Mortimer (b. 1980) is an American fashion designer and socialite.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born on Manhattan's Upper East side, Mortimer was raised between Manhattan, Palm Beach and Southampton. She attended The Brearley School, the Convent of the Sacred Heart,[2] and St. Marks School, a boarding school in Southborough, Massachusetts. Mortimer studied photography in New York and worked with photographer Oberto Gili. A member of the prominent Standard Oil family, Mortimer is the great-granddaughter of its president Henry Morgan Tilford. She is the daughter of Senga Mortimer, an editor at House Beautiful magazine, and John Jay Mortimer, a direct descendant of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States.[1]


In 2009, Mortimer launched an eponymous woman's sportswear line with a feature in Vogue Magazine. Her designs have been featured in Marie Clair, InStyle, Elle, Vogue Nippon, Teen Vogue, Paper Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal, as well as others. She designed an exclusive collection for the W Hotels Global Glam line in the Fall of 2010. In the Spring of 2013 Mortimer designed a capsule collection for Three Dots U.S. and Three Dots Japan under the joint label "Minnie Mortimer for Three Dots." Mortimer frequently collaborates with and consults for the American heritage brand Boast USA producing several pieces under the label "Minnie Mortimer X Boast USA".[3]

In addition to working as a designer and stylist Minnie Mortimer has appeared in the print and video advertising campaigns for Hogan and Ferragamo. She also appeared as herself in the WB show Gossip Girl.[4]

Personal life[edit]

On May 19, 2007 she married the American Oscar-winning filmmaker Stephen Gaghan.[1] Together they have:

  • Tuesday Gaghan (born February 2, 2009)
  • Johnny Gaghan (born May 20, 2014).


  1. ^ a b c L. Hamilton, William (May 27, 2007). "Stephen Gaghan and Minnie Mortimer". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Gaffney, Adrienne (March 6, 2014). "Minnie Mortimer's Upper East Side". Gotham Magazine. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Egan, Breanna (January 17, 2012). "Inside Designer Minnie Mortimer's Brentwood Palace". Refinery29.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Frank, Lauren Santo Domingo, Claiborne Swanson (July 22, 2011). "APT with LSD: Minnie Mortimer". Vogue.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 

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