About: Natalie Massenet


Natalie Massenet grew up in Paris and LA where she developed a sense for design, style and art. She traveled all around the world and worked in all types of places in order to found the popular fashion service Net-A-Porter. While the platform was sold later, Natalie Massenet remains as Executive Chairman and Investor. She is a very interesting Entrepreneur and Leader even though she seems to often stay in the background. A truly inspiring woman.

Quick Biography

  • 1965: Born as Natalie Rooney in Los Angeles, USA but growing up in Paris, France
  • 1976: Moving back to Los Angeles
  • X: Working at a menswear shop after graduating from high school
  • 1987: Graduating at UCLA, BA for English Literature
  • X: working as a fashion model and stylist in Tokyo, Japan
  • X: working as a receptionist at Universal Studios
  • X: assisting at Italian magazine Moda
  • 1993: Fashion journalist at Women’s Wear Daily
  • X: Assistant to Isabella Blow at Tatler in the UK
  • 1998: Starting to be a Freelancer
  • 2000: Founded Net-a-Porter in London, UK
  • 2004: Net-a-Porter got profitable and won best fashion shop award at the British Fashion Awards
  • 2009: Founded a discount alternative platform called ‘The Outnet’
  • 2009: Received an MBE for services to the fashion industry
  • 2010: Sold Net-a-Porter to Richemont for approx. £50m, remaining as Executive Chairman and Investor
  • 2011: Menswear site Mr Porter was established
  • 2013: Beauty shop was launched
  • 2013: Chairman of the British Fashion Council
  • 2013: Woman of the Year in US ‘Glamour’ magazine
  • 2014: Launched print magazine called ‘Porter’ along with app and web versions
  • 2014: Named as one of the 100 most influential people by ‘Time’

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