Cynthia Rowley - Updated Jun 2024

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Cynthia Rowley

Cynthia Rowley is a well-known fashion designer. Cynthia Rowley designed her first outfit when she was seven years old. In her senior year, she was awarded a SAIC fellowship. She’s collaborated with Goal, Roxy, and Half Gallery. Her collections are seen at New York Fashion Week twice a year.

Early Life and Childhood

Cynthia Rowley was born on July 29, 1958, in Barrington, Illinois, USA. As of now, her age is 65 years old. Similarly, her father, Ed Rowley, was a teacher, and her mother, Clementine Rowley, was a painter. She has two brothers and sisters. Her ethnicity is American, and her zodiac sign is Leo.

Caption: Cynthia Rowley with her mom and kids (Source: Instagram)


Moreover, she attended Barrington High School and graduated from there. She then attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1981.

Professional Life

Cynthia Rowley began her career with a $3,000 investment from one of her grandmothers. Her first capsule range debuted in 1988 and has since expanded to include women’s clothing, dresses, handbags, glasses, color makeup, scents, wetsuits and swimwear, home furnishings, bedding items, bedding, sheets,  and office accessories. Similarly, she also developed the Swell home accessory range, which was based on a book series she co-wrote with friend Ilene Rosenzweig and debuted at Target in 2003.

She debuted the Mr. Powers brand in 2011, a short menswear line named after her husband Bill Powers. She along with her daughter Kit co-created the Ageless podcast in 2019. Moreover, she has also appeared as a guest on other occasions, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Gossip Girl, and The Late Show with David Letterman.

Net Worth 2024

Cynthia Rowley was awarded a Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent by ‘The Council of Fashion Designers of America’ in 1994. Similarly, she and her partner Bill Powers received the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Legend of Fashion award in 2012. She was named Designer of the Year at the 37th Annual American Apparel and Footwear Association American Image Awards in 2015. Despite her popularity and fame, she has not received any brand endorsement deals as of now. However, it is possible that shortly, she might start to endorse brands.

Cynthia Rowley’s professional work as a Fashion Designer has earned her a decent living. Moreover, her net worth is expected to be $100 million by 2024.

Personal Life

Cynthia Rowley has a husband. She married William “Bill” Powers, an art dealer, artist, and Half Gallery, owner. On September 17, 2005, the pair wed. They have a daughter together, Gigi Clementine Powers.

Caption: Cynthia with her family (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, she was married to photographer Tom Sullivan. He died of brain cancer in 1994 at the age of 32. In 1996, she married Brooklyn sculptor William Keenan Jr. Moreover, the couple had a daughter, Kit Keenan, on May 20, 1999, but their marriage ended in divorce later that year.

Cynthia Rowley – Body Measurement

Cynthia is a lovely lady. She is 1.76m (5 foot and 8 inches) long and weighs about 60kg (132 lbs.). Similarly, she has beautiful dark brown hair as well as eyes. Her other body proportions, however, are unavailable.

Cynthia Rowley – Social Media

Similarly, she is active on social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has gained more than 25.7k followers on Twitter under the username @Cynthia_Rowley. She has gained more than 206k followers on Instagram under the username @cynthiarowley. Moreover, her Facebook page has more than 83k followers under the username @cynthiarowleyny.