Kara Ross says that she fell in love with the precious art of girlish jewelry, after a trip to Africa from which she returned with a precious stone. In Philadelphia, where she was born, her mother took her to a jeweler who made the first jewel by Kara Ross: a square cut ring on an 18 carat gold band with diamonds.
Since then, the designer has never stopped and, after a short period in the advertise world, has returned to her first love, jewelry, alongside accessories and clothing. After her studies in gemology, she became famous with exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces for private clients. The most famous one was for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle. After creating a jewel with the wood of a magnolia grown in the White House garden, Kara continues to design gifts for the president’s visitors. Apart from Washington’s firends, the designer has a good number of fans. But now she could not avoid a controversy. The reason is politics. Indeed, Kara Ross is married to billionaire Stephen Ross. That he is owner of a real estate company. Just like the US president, Donald Trump. And, just for Trump, Stephen Ross raises funds for the 2020 elections. In a short time he raised $ 12 million, which will be used for Trump’s election campaign.
But the controversy also concerns the fact that Kara Ross, in addition to boasting friendship and harmony with Michelle Obama, also sits on the board of the CFDA, the Council of Fashion Designers of America: a trade association that has over 450 US designers affiliated. And that prohibits those who belong to the board from expressing positions that relate to politics. In short, an embarrassing situation even for a celebrated designer. Lavinia Andorno