GUESS was established in 1981 by the Marciano brothers, who left the
South of France in pursuit of the American dream. Inspired by a European influence, the Marcianos put their innovative touch on the apparel industry, redefining denim. One of their initial designs was a stonewashed, slim-fitting jean: the 3-zip Marilyn. Bloomingdale’s was the first department store to welcome the brand by ordering two dozen pairs of jeans. They disappeared from the shelves in just hours. This was the beginning of a long success story.
The Marcianos’ vision moved the brand into new frontiers. GUESS became a symbol of a young, sexy and adventurous lifestyle. Throughout the decades GUESS invited people to dream with its iconic and timeless advertising campaigns which turned unknown faces into famous models including Claudia Schiffer, Carre Otis, Eva Herzigova, Anna Nicole Smith, Laetitia Casta, Carla Bruni and Naomi Campbell. Today, GUESS is a global lifestyle brand with a full range of apparel and accessories, 19 licensing partners and 1,210 stores in over 80 countries.