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In just 30 years, Guess has accomplished what most American brands only dream of: iconic supermodel-filled campaigns that define the
gold black-and-white standard and a logo that elicits a heavy dose of nostalgia. While many see the winning brand formula as an "if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it" approach, we've learned that there's more than meets the eye. Each and every image, design, and window display pays homage to the American Dream that the Marciano brothers chased back in '81 — talk about winning tenacity!
So, visiting the fashion empire's DTLA HQ, we weren't surprised to discover some of the most passionate and stylish employees under the SoCal sun. Click through to meet them — and tour the enviable, art-filled campus.
Photographed by Molly Cranna
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If flower crowns are to Coachella as cowboy boots are to SXSW, and tutus are to Electric Daisy Carnival as goggles are to Burning Man, then we're pretty sure that the hallmark of Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival is a can't-quit smile framed under a wide-brimmed hat. We've never seen so many pure, wholesome, read