Abboud, Joseph

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Abboud, Joseph

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Boston-born menswear designer Joseph Abboud studied Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris before returning to his hometown in the late 1960s to become a menswear buyer for local boutiques. In 1981, he joined Ralph Lauren as a designer and launched his own eponymously named menswear line in late 1986, which retailed at high-end department stores including Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. Abboud was awarded the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year in 1989 and 1990, and in 2012, he became the Chief Creative Director of Men's Warehouse. His autobiography Threads: My Life Behind the Seams of High-Stakes World of Fashion was published in 2004.


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Ralph Lauren (firm) (1967 (date of establishment))

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Joseph Abboud worked as a menswear designer for Ralph Lauren from 1981-circa 1986.

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