Robert Geller

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Robert Geller (Born 1976, Hamburg, Germany) is a German-born American fashion designer.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

He graduated with a degree in fashion design at RISD in 2001 and moved to New York to join Marc Jacobs shortly after.[2]

Career[edit]

There he met Alexandre Plokhov, a patternmaker, and partnered up with Alexandre to launch menswear brand Cloak. Cloak went on to win the Ecco Domani award in 2003 and the Vogue/CFDA Grant in 2004. Robert left Cloak after the Fall 2004 collection. Cloak finally closed down in Spring 2007.[2]

In 2006, Robert launched a women's line called Harald. Initially meant to only be knitwear, the line exploded into a full fledge collection, helping launch Robert back into the fashion spotlight. The attention allowed him to secure financial backing for a menswear label under his own name.[2] In Fall 2007 Robert Geller menswear debuted at New York Fashion Week.

Awards and honors[edit]

Geller received the GQ Best New Menswear Designer Award in 2009.[3][4] Geller was a finalist for the 2010 CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund prize, and won CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear in 2011.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to fashion designer Ana Beatriz Lerario, designer of Lerario Beatriz.[citation needed] The couple met while working together at Marc Jacobs.[5]

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