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Forbes Makeover: Alibaba's Jack Ma

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

Published: Jun 28, 2014 06:32:48 AM IST
Updated: Jun 25, 2014 08:58:36 PM IST

Forbes Makeover: Alibaba's Jack Ma

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.

Forbes Makeover: Alibaba's Jack Ma

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

Forbes Makeover: Alibaba's Jack Ma

(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;

(This story appears in the 11 July, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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