Cynthia Rowley Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Cynthia Rowley

Biography / Wiki

To become a fashion designer, there are many duties to take on including Learning about textiles, fabrics, and how to make different apparel such as coats, shoes, clothes, and more, these tasks are very well done by Cynthia Rowley who is an eminent popular Fashion Designer from the USA.

Moreover, she gathered huge fame by winning various awards such as the Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent by The Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1994, and the Designer of the Year award at the 37th Annual American Apparel and Footwear Association American Image Awards in the year 2015.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on July 29, 1968, this gorgeous lady has turned 54 years old. Cynthia is blessed with a good height of 176 Centimetres and 5’8” in Feet & Inches. Her dark brown eyes and shiny dark brown hair enhance the charm of her beauty.

She is very conscious about her physique and follows a regular diet to keep herself fit with a weight of 60 kilograms and 132 lbs in pounds.

Net Worth

Cynthia accumulates a very handsome amount of money through her professional career as a Fashion Designer. According to the sources, her estimated net worth is $100 million approximately. Through her earnings, she lives a very lavish and luxurious lifestyle.

Education / Family

Born and growing up in Barrington, Illinois, the USA, Cynthia belongs to the white ethnicity. She was born to her mother, Clementine Rowley who was a painter, and her father, Ed Rowley who was a teacher.

Moreover, she grew up with her two siblings. However, she never disclosed the name of her siblings. As for her education, Cynthia studied at Barrington High School. After that, she enrolled at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1981.


Cynthia Rowley

Nick Name Cynthia
Birth Place Barrington, Illinois, USA
Date of birth July 29, 1968
Age 55 Years
Height In feet & inches: 5’8”

In centimeters: 176 cm

Weight In kilograms: 60 kg

In pounds: 132 lbs

Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Dark Brown
Profession Fashion Designer
Sexual orientation Straight
School Barrington High School
College The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town Barrington, Illinois, USA
Zodiac Sign Leo
Fathers name Ed Rowley
Mothers name Clementine Rowley


Cynthia Rowley with her mother & daughters
Cynthia Rowley with her mother & daughters

Siblings Two (Name Not Known)

Career / Fashion and Style

Moving towards her career, Rowley won a SAIC fellowship award in the year 1981 in her senior year and used the money to move from Chicago to New York City. Later, she started her career with $3,000 in seed money from one of her grandmothers.

Moreover, Cynthia launched her first capsule collection in the year 1988 which has grown to include handbags, color cosmetics, women’s wear, wetsuits and swimwear, fragrance, bedding products, home furnishings, and office accessories.

Apart from that, this stunning beauty has also created a line of home accessories called Swell which is based on a book series she co-wrote with friend Ilene Rosenzweig, which made its debut at Target in 2003. Thereafter, in the year 2011, she presented the Mr. Powers collection which is a limited menswear range named after her husband Bill Powers.

Other than this, Cynthis has also made her guest appearance on various shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Gossip Girl, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Late Show with David Letterman.

In fact, her designs were described by The New York Times as “flirty, vibrantly colored dresses and tops in wispy materials” which have “a whiff of the carefree, simple spirit” of Claire McCardell. Besides this, Rowley has also made her appearance as a judge on the reality television programs America’s Next Top Model, 24 Hour Catwalk, Project Runway, and Design Star.

In addition to this, she has also written and co-written several books such as The Swell Dressed Party (with co-author Ilene Rosenzweig, Atria, 2005), Slim: A Fantasy Memoir (Random House, 2007), Home Swell Home (with Rosenzweig, Atria, 2002), Swell Holiday (with Rosenzweig, Atria, 2003) and Swell: A Girl’s Guide to the Good Life (with Rosenzweig, Time Warner, 1999).

Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More

Talking about her relationship status, Cynthia has been thrice in her life. She first got married to a photographer Tom Sullivan who died of cancer in 1994 at the age of 32. After that, Rowley tied the sacred knot of marriage with Brooklyn sculptor William Keenan Jr., with whom she had a daughter, Kit Keenan (born 1999).

Besides this, in the year 2018, Kit released her own line of clothing. In fact, Kit and Cynthia created a podcast together called Ageless in the year 2019. After Keenan Jr and Cynthia divorced, she got married to William “Bill” Powers, an art dealer, writer, and owner of the Half Gallery on September 17, 2005, at the home of photographer Peter Beard.

This lovely couple also has a daughter named Gigi Clementine Powers together. As of now, she is living a happy and blissful life with her partner, William “Bill” Powers.

Boyfriend Not Known
Marital status Married
Husband Tom Sullivan

William Keenan Jr.

William “Bill” Powers

Cynthia Rowley with her husband William
Cynthia Rowley with her husband William

Children Daughters: Kit Keenan and Gigi Clementine Powers


Cynthia Rowley with her daughters
Cynthia Rowley with her daughters

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Some Interesting Facts About Cynthia Rowley

  • At the young age of 7, she created her first dress.
  • In the year 1981, Rowley received a SAIC fellowship award.
  • Her Zodiac sign is Leo.
  • In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, she said that Marshall Field’s had bought her first collection while she was still a student at SAIC.
  • Her grandparents included a painter and the designer of the Pabst Blue Ribbon logo.
  • She is also very popular on Instagram has more than 219K followers.
  • Her daughter, Kit was a contestant on The Bachelor in the year 2021.
  • She was given the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Legend of Fashion award, alongside her husband Bill Powers in the year 2012.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @cynthiarowley
  2. Twitter@Cynthia_Rowley
  3. Facebook @cynthiarowleyny 
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