American designer Michelle Smith began creating timeless silhouettes in 2001. After graduating from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology she interned at Hermès in Paris. While in Paris, Smith continued her studies at the prestigious design school ESMOD while also interning at Louis Vuitton, Torrente and Christian Dior Haute Couture. After three years, Smith returned home to New York and established her own design business, and Milly was born. Milly has developed a cult following, with buyers enamoured by her chic designs and luxurious fabrics.