Stanley Marcus liked to joke that the founding of Neiman Marcus was based on bad business judgment.
Back in 1907, his father, aunt and uncle had the option of investing their $25,000 nest egg in the Missouri franchise for a new bottled drink — Coca-Cola. They refused the risky offer, electing instead to open a store of high-quality women’s fashions in the prairie town of Dallas.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"