While other children were watching Saturday morning cartoons, eight-year-old Jenny Han was tuning into “Style with Elsa Klensch.” Around this same time, she acquired a fondness for old movies, in particular films from the 20s and 30s, featuring interesting period fashions and the earliest fashionistas – glamorous Hollywood starlets wearing the newest fashions of the time. An early lover of antiques and design aesthetics, Han began drawing inspiration from items that had a little history behind them. She would later design clothing that had a story to tell as well.
In early 2003, Han took a leap of faith, joined forces with fashion industry entrepreneur J. Andrew Coy, and started a line in her namesake melding her love for historical fashion and old Hollywood glamour with her contemporary influences. In the fall of 2004, she debuted her first Jenny Han collection to rave reviews.
“My goal was to bring back legendary diva looks and translate that into versatile styles while maintaining a distinctly original, soft and feminine feel,” says Han. “The Jenny Han girl is evolved, into fashion and loves our attention to little details. She wants to feel sexy and feminine, without being too frilly.”