Who is Brandon Maxwell?
Brandon Maxwell is an American fashion designer, television personality, director and photographer from Longview, Texas, U.S. He is the founder of the luxury women’s ready-to-wear label Brandon Maxwell.
Among his clients are influential women such as Michelle Obama, Karlie Kloss, Jennifer Lawrence, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, Queen Rania of Jordan, and Kerry Washington. Maxwell acts as a judge on the 2019 re-launch of reality television series, Project Runway on Bravo TV.
Brandon debuted the fashion industry as a stylist. He assisted Deborah Afshani in 2009 and then followed by Nicola Formichetti in 2010. Nicola introduced him to Lady Gaga as she was Gaga’s stylist at that time. He then became Lady Gaga’s fashion director in 2012.
He has styled for magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, V, Teen Vogue, and Porter. Maxwell has also done ad campaigns for Barneys New York and Uniqlo. The Hollywood Reporter cited him as one of the top 25 stylists of 2015. He has gone ahead to collaborate with photographers such as Mario Testino, Inez & Vinoodh, Paola Kudacki, Giampaolo Sgura, Terry Richardson, and also Steven Klein.
How Old is Brandon Maxwell?
Maxwell is 35 years old as of 2019. He was born on September 18, 1984, in Longview, Texas, U.S.
Brandon Maxwell Family
He was born the oldest of five children. He was born to Mike Maxwell and Pam Woolley. His parents got divorced when he was seven years old.
Brandon’s family owned a beer, wine, and liquor distributorship.
Maxwell’s maternal grandmother, Louise Johnson worked at a boutique in Longview where he also spent his time. He was also captivated by the immaculately-dressed women who passed through the boutique. He would put up together outfits and photograph his friends wearing them.
Brandon Maxwell Siblings
Brandon has a sister Kady and three half-siblings, Dylan, Ben, and Bianca. The five are so close that they consider themselves “soul siblings.”
Brandon Maxwell Husband – Spouse- Partner
Maxwell is so quiet on matters regarding his dating life. It is not yet revealed if he is married or dating and has also not been linked to anyone.
Brandon Maxwell Collection
Brandon Maxwell collection opened in 2015 in the mirrored dining room of disco-era New York restaurant Mr. Chow. It was a distillation of those women he had known in his youth, combined with all the knowledge that followed from years of failures and successes, of working alongside Gaga and styling real-life magazine editorials.
The collection which has a focus on craftsmanship is entirely designed in New York City. To ensure an ideal fit, he crafts his garment by draping rather than sketching.
Maxwell revealed his Spring 2019 collection which was inspired by his fascination with cowboy culture and picturesque landscapes of the American Southwest. As a result, he generated the highest earned media value during New York Fashion Week the week following his show, ahead of Ralph Lauren and Tom Ford.
He also released his Fall/Winter 2019 Collection. This returned to a fundamental palette of black after a splash of colors in the last collection. Maxwell dressed Lady Gaga for the 2019 MET Gala- Camp: Notes on Fashion. The duo revealed four dramatic outfit changes on the red carpet.
Brandon Maxwell Project Runway
Maxwell began as a judge on Bravo TV’s Project Runway in 2019. The television series focuses on fashion design. Other judges on the show include Nina Garcia, Karlie Kloss, and Elaine Welteroth.
Brandon Maxwell Awards
- 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award for Womenswear
- 2019 FGI Fashion Star Award
- 2019 Texas Medal of Art Award
- 2018 Woolmark New York Semifinal Prize Award
- 2016 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for Womenswear
- 2016 the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear
- named a finalist for the 2016 LVMH Prize
Brandon Maxwell Net Worth
Through his fashion design business, the professional stylist has earned a great income. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.