Timeline Archive

APRIL 2, 1974

Eugenia Kim is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

JUNE 1996

Eugenia breaks her back sledding, and after a month-long hospital stay decides not to pursue medicine. Graduates from Dartmouth with a degree in Psychology

 

AUGUST 1997

Eugenia enrolls in a millinery class at Parsons New School of Design

 

FEBRUARY 1998

Eugenia shaves her head and creates a feathered hat as a disguise; the hat draws the attention of buyers in soho, leading to orders being placed and the birth of the brand

 

MAY 1998

NYTimes article announces the collection to be introduced at Barneys New York

 

MAY 1998

W Magazine publishes first editorial styled with a Eugenia Kim hat

 

NOVEMBER 1998

Eugenia Kim wins Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion Award

 

DECEMBER 1998

Eugenia Kim opens her first store on East 4th Street in New York City

 

SEPTEMBER 2001

Eugenia Kim designs hats for Zoolander film

 

SEPTEMBER 2001

Jennifer Lopez and Janet Jackson wear Eugenia Kim hats at the MTV Video Music Awards

 

FEBRUARY 2002

NYTimes covers first Eugenia Kim runway collaboration with designer Alice Roi

 

OCTOBER 2002

Beyoncé wears Eugenia Kim Honey hat on cover of Vibe Magazine

 

FEBRUARY 2003

Eugenia Kim collaborates with Michael Kors on hats for his Fall/winter 2003 collection

 

NOVEMBER 2003

Eugenia Kim Footwear Collection Launch

 

FEBRUARY 2004

Hat worn in Sex And The City episode 92 by Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker)

 

JUNE 2004

Eugenia Kim wins Perry Ellis CFDA Award for Accessories Design

 

JANUARY 2005

Eugenia Kim awarded by Fashion Group International as Accessories Designer of the Year

 

FEBRUARY 2005

Eugenia Kim collaborates with Donna Karan in Fall/Winter 2005 show

 

MAY 2005

Genie by Eugenia Kim diffusion line launches in Spring/Summer 2006

 

SEPTEMBER 2005

Men's line "Mr. Kim" is launched

 

FEBRUARY 2006

First men’s editorial: Eugenia Kim in GQ

 

DECEMBER 2006

Eugenia Kim’s first book, “Saturday Night Hat: Quick, Easy Hatmaking For The Downtown Girl”, is published by Random House Imprint

 

FEBRUARY 2007

Eugenia collaborates on side-parted hair hats For The Herine Malandrino FW07 Runway Show

 

MAY 2007

“Tweety Bird” Hat released In collaboration with Warner Bros.

 

SEPTEMBER 2007

Michael Kors, DKNY debut SS08 runway collaborations At NYFW

 

OCTOBER 2007

WWD announces Eugenia Kim x Coach Collaboration

 

NOVEMBER 2007

Eugenia Kim x Coach hat collaboration

 

JULY 2008

Eugenia Kim x Michael Kors

 

SEPTEMBER 2008

Eugenia Kim wins Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Award

 

JULY 2009

Launch of Eugenia Kim x Urban Outfitters capsule collection, “Eek!”

 

SEPTEMBER 2009

Eugenia Kim hats introduced at Neiman Marcus and Net-A-Porter for FW09 season

 

NOVEMBER 2009

Eugenia Kim x Opening Ceremony collaboration of Iconic Haircut Hats

 

APRIL 2010

Launch of Eugenia Kim for Target Collection

 

SEPTEMBER 2010

Eugenia Kim launches e-commerce website

 

SEPTEMBER 2013

Launch of children’s collection; “Kid Kim”

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

Eugenia Kim re-launches footwear collection – FW14 season

 

OCTOBER 2014

Eugenia Kim included in Saks Fifth Avenue’s Collaboration with Saturday Night Live for the tv show’s 40th anniversary

 

FEBRUARY 2015

The “Do Not Disturb” sunhat is born, and becomes the most successful Eugenia Kim hat to date; commercially, editorially as well as on social media

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

Beyoncé wears “Do Not Disturb” sunhat in Instagram post

 

MARCH 2017

Eugenia Kim Handbag Collection launch for SS17 season

 

MAY 2017

Genie by Eugenia Kim for Lilly Pulitzer collaboration released

 

AUGUST 2017

Eugenia Kim scarves capsule collection introduced to stores for August season

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

Eugenia makes NYFW debut for SS18 Collection

 

2018

Eugenia Kim celebrates 20th anniversary

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