Chris sued Tory, then Tory countersued Chris, and the whole thing finally wrapped up with a settlement in late December 2012.
But if you grew up with Tory on Philadelphia’s Main Line, where as the captain of the varsity tennis team at the Agnes Irwin School for girls she had a two-handed topspin backhand that was a kill shot, or if you have played at her garden court in Southampton, Long Island, steps away from the Jazz Age neo-Georgian mansion where she spends summer weekends, then you already know that Tory plays to win. It’s hard to empire-build politely, but she has managed it, delivering one of the world’s most successful fashion brands, now valued at around $3.5 billion, in little more than a decade.
“The initial concept was pretty simple,” she explains.
“How do we make beautiful, evocative things that don’t cost a fortune?
But it’s a complete surprise to me that it’s become what it is.
And being the face of the company is a superhard thing for me.
I’m not a big believer in signs, but there’s this Gemini dichotomy: Although I’m a shy person, I think I’ve always been attracted to risk.If I’m not taking chances, if I’m not a little bit out of my comfort zone, I get bored.” Next month, testifying to that restless imagination, she launches a new brand called Tory Sport, a collection of stylish tennis ensembles, sleek tracksuits, surfwear, golfwear, and all manner of avant- and après-sport clothes.The New York Post has the exclusive report, stating that Burch and Cohen have split amicably.Cohen was the North American Chairman and CEO of Recorded Music for Warner Music Group but stepped down in September 2012.Burch, in the meantime, has been weathering a storm of publicity over her contentious lawsuit with ex-husband Chris Burch.To recap: The Burches divorced in 2006 but continued to serve on the board of Tory Burch together. Wonder, a seemingly competing brand, which Tory pressured him to change.