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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 VERY BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN LEATHER JIL SANDERS BOOTSYou can see from the craftsmanship how gorgeous these boots are. Jil Sandersis at the top of the fashion chain. Thisboot would make a wonderful addition to any wardrobe for fall. Great with sweater dress.12” round at top of boot to fit small calfLength of boot from heel to toe is 11”Length of boot from heel to top of calf 16”Information below on Jilander founded her own fashion house in Hamburg,Germany in 1968.She overcame a poorly-received first Jil Sander Paris collection shown at the Plaza Athénée in 1975 and listed her company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange at the end of the1980s.She subsequently flourished through the 1980s and 1990s, and soon achieved aninternational following, thanks to retailers like Linda Dresner, who for a timehad a Sander boutique on New York's Park Avenue,and Joan Burstein of Browns in London.In 1999, PradaGroup bought a 75% sharein her company.Sander remained creative designer and became chairwomanin the new joint venture. Six months later, in January 2000,Sander unexpectedly resigned abruptly as chairwoman and shortly thereafter aschief designer after confrontations with Prada's CEO, Patrizio Bertelli.Nearly all the design and production staff left after her departure.For 2001, the Jil Sander Group reported a net loss of $9.4 million, its firstever. The brand lost 26 million euros (about $30.4 million) in 2002 on flat sales, inpart because of the costs of adding retail stores in London and in New York.Sander returned to the company as head designer and partner in a surprisedecision in May 2003, after her noncompeteclause had expired. Officially, Bertelli "approached Ms. Sander andbegan negotiating a truce".Bertelli had, with regard to Sander's departure in 2000, boldly stated before:"A brand as strong as Jil Sander doesn't need to rely on the name of adesigner". Shewas rehired under a six-year consulting contract and also received anundisclosed stake in the company and a seat on Prada's strategic committee.In November 2004, Sander terminated cooperation with Prada for good and resigned fromher post again after insurmountable differences with Mr. Bertelli. Pradaannounced in an official statement that "the decision by Patrizio Bertelli[...] and Ms. Sander to end her involvement in the company was amicable."She withdrew from her involvement in her namesake brand. She continued hercontributions and work at Uniqlo. The white stucco building in Hamburg that wasonce the Jil Sander showroom was re-proportioned by the New York architect MichaelGabellini.She returned to her brand in February 2012, only days after the then creativedirector, Raf Simons, was released from his position. Sander left the brandagain in October 2013.