Cynthia Rowley

Birth Day July 29th, 1958
Birth Place Barrington, Illinois, USA
Age 65 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

Cynthia Rowley Biography

Beautiful as well as versatile, Cynthia Rowley is an American fashion designer based in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. She has once appeared as a guest judge on "America's Next Top Model". She created her first dress at the age of 7. Her brand is a global lifestyle brand that has created excellent dresses. She wants to portray to the world that fashion is an adventure. She has received many accolades because of her career. Many people buy outfits from her brand because of its quality and beauty. Moreover, she is also a bestselling author and has made her appearance in many television shows. Besides, she has gained over 199K followers on her Instagram and more than 26K on her Twitter. Know all the details about Cynthia Rowley's Full Biography, Interesting Facts, Wiki, Age, Personal Life, Net Worth, & more here.

Famous For

  • Being an American fashion designer.
  • For her appearance as a guest judge on "America's Next Top Model".

Cynthia Rowley, a famous fashion designer

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Cynthia Rowley Early Life 

The birth date of Cynthia Rowley is 29th July 1958, and her place of birth is Barrington, Illinois, U.S. (hometown/birth nation). She is of American nationality and her ethnicity is American-white. Likewise, she belongs to the Christianity religion and she is from the Leo star sign or horoscope. Cynthia joyfully celebrates her birthday on 29th July of every year. She celebrates her 62nd birthday as of 2020 and she will celebrate her 63rd birthday on 29th July of 2021. The names of her parents are Ed Rowley (father) who worked as a Science teacher and Clementine Rowley(mother) who was a painter. She has two siblings. Rowley studied at Barrington High School and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She got sent out from an art show because her dress design had wings.

Cynthia Rowley Career

Fashion Career

  • Cynthia Rowley received a SAIC fellowship award in 1981 whereas she used the gift money to shift to New York City from Chicago and then she used the money her grandmother gave to start her career.
  • She began her capsule collection in 1988 and kicks off to create varieties of glasses, color cosmetics, home furnishings, swimwear, and more. Most importantly Cynthia Rowley's wetsuit became very famous among her clients.
  • As well, she created a line of accessories named Swell for home after which she released a men's wear brand named "Mr. Powers" collection in 2011.

Media appearances

  • Cynthia Rowley came as a judge on reality television programs such as "24 Hour Catwalk", "Project Runway", "Design Star", "America’s Next Top Model" and more.
  • She has been a guest on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Gossip Girl, Celebrity Jeopardy, and The Late Show with David Letterman, among other programs. The TV series Return to Amish on the TLC network follows ex-Amish Kate Stoltzfus as she interns at Rowley's design company.


Rowley has also written and co-written several books;

  • "Slim: A Fantasy Memoir" (Random House, 2007),
  • "The Swell Dressed Party" (with co-author Ilene Rosenzweig, Atria, 2005)
  • "Swell Holiday" (with Rosenzweig, Atria, 2003),
  • "Home Swell Home" (with Rosenzweig, Atria, 2002),
  • "Swell: A Girl's Guide to the Good Life" (with Rosenzweig, Time Warner, 1999).

Cynthia Rowley Awards and Achievements

  • Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent in 1994
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Legend of Fashion award
  • Designer of the Year award

Cynthia Rowley Personal Life 

Cynthia Rowley with her husband, William Bill Poers and their daughters


Cynthia Rowley got married to photographer Tom Sullivan. But he died of brain cancer in 1994 at age thirty-two. Then Rowley wedded William Keenan Jr. a sculptor in 1996. She has a daughter named Kit Keenan (born 20th May 1999) with him. After some years she separated from him and married William "Bill" Powers on 17th September 2005. Cynthia Rowley's spouse is an art dealer and writer. Moreover, he is also the owner of Half Gallery in Upper East Side Manhattan. The pair is also blessed with a daughter named Gigi Clementine Powers. Cynthia's sexual orientation is straight.

Cynthia Rowley and her daughter, Kit Keenan

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Cynthia Rowley Net Worth

Cynthia Rowley's net worth is $100 million as of 2021, whereas her salary has not been revealed yet. She is one of the most sought-after designers from the 80s. Because of her company and fashion brand Cynthia Rowley Collection, she is a rich person. Her stores are available in New York, Taiwan, Boston, Hong Kong, and more. She came as a judge on the reality TV show and also wrote several books. She also owns many houses in New York City. She is also one of the gems in the fashion industry. Many famous people are her clients. Rowley's major source of income is from her fashion designing career.

Cynthia Rowley Body Measurement

Cynthia Rowley is a pretty woman who stands at an ideal height of 5 feet and 8 inches or 1.76 m with a balanced body weight of around 60 kg or 132 lbs. She had the perfect body combined with good looks. She could carry off any look with great simplicity. Her sensible thoughts with a good sense of humor greatly attract her spectators. Cynthia has dark brown hair and eyes color and her body build type is slim.

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