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Forbes Makeover: Alibaba's Jack Ma

Our fashion experts pick new clothes for China's emperor of e-commerce


Joseph Abboud:
The award-winning designer and entrepreneur got his start at Louis Boston before serving as director of menswear design for Ralph Lauren. He launched his namesake brand in 1987 and is currently the chief creative director for men’s wearhouse.


Kathy Ireland: The supermodel turned supermogul is the chief executive and chief designer of Kathy Ireland worldwide, a design and marketing firm she launched in 1993. Women’s Wear Daily has named her one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.

The Verdict
JA: He’s more dressed up, and it works because the colours work together
Ki: A sophisticated look that is both business and casual


(The “after” image is a simulated image of what Jack Ma would look like if he had actually participated in the Forbes makeover, which he did not. Nor does he endorse any products pictured here.)

CEO Makeover: Photographer: Cameron R. Neilson; Style Director: Joseph Deacetis; Fashion Assistants: Tim Armitage and Taniera Reid Jacket ($5,395) Pullover ($675) trousers ($695) and sneakers ($450) by bally;