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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
Embodying the expression "head over heels" in a most literal sense, Minna Parikka's fall lookbook really is something else. The collection of images features a tousle-haired model in a perpetual free fall — one of the most graceful, mesmerizing acts of gravity defiance we've yet seen. But, what's being sold here? Ah, read
Nothing beats curling up with a good book. And, whether you're on the beach, on a plane, or on your own porch at home, summer is the perfect time to experience your next literary adventure. So, add these 15 novels — by some of the U.K.'s best writers — to your required summer-reading list. Get ready to have your mind read