|Intro||American singer-songwriter, model, record producer, actress, and television personality|
|Is||Singer Songwriter Model Actor Record producer Television presenter Television personality|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Business Fashion Film, Television, Stage and Radio Music|
|Birth||24 August 1998, Los Angeles, USA|
Sofia Richie (born August 24, 1998) is an American model and fashion designer. She has been featured in campaigns by a number of major brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Chanel. She is the youngest daughter of singer Lionel Richie and adoptive sister of television personality Nicole Richie.
Sofia Richie was born in Los Angeles, California to parents Lionel Richie and his second wife Diane Alexander. She is the younger sister of Nicole Richie (who was adopted) and the biological sister of Miles Richie. Sofia Richie's godfather was singer Michael Jackson. She reported that the visits to Jackson's Neverland Ranch were some of her favorite memories as a child, and she became close friends with his daughter, Paris.
Richie grew up with an affinity for music like her father. She learned to sing at age five and play the piano at age seven. She made occasional appearances at her father's shows and took vocal lessons from vocal coach, Tim Carter, when she was 14, as well. She also worked in the studio with her brother-in-law (and Good Charlotte lead vocalist) Joel Madden. She decided to move away from a music career, however, because of the pressure of living up to her father's stature in the music industry. She made several appearances in her sister Nicole's reality television series Candidly Nicole in 2014.
Richie spent some time at Oaks Christian School—nicknamed "Celebrity High"—before being educated at home for several years while her father was on tour. She played soccer until age 16 when she broke her hip in a Segway accident.
Richie began modeling at age 14 with a feature in Teen Vogue and at 15 she got her first fashion contract with Los Angeles-based swimwear company Mary Grace Swim. The next year, Richie signed with London-based modeling agency Select Model Management. In 2014, Richie was featured on Who What Wear and NationAlist Magazine, and teamed up with Teen Vogue and Olay for that year's "Fresh to School" online campaign. In early 2015, she appeared in editorials for Elle Girl, Nylon, Dazed, Fault, Unleash'd and Love Culture.
She made her runway debut in February 2016 at the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Richie has since walked the runway for Chanel, Jeremy Scott, Philipp Plein, Kanye West's Yeezy line, Samantha Thavasa and Dolce & Gabbana. Richie has featured in advertising campaigns for a number of brands including DL1961, Madonna's Material Girl line, Fendi, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Adidas, Michael Kors, Pretty Little Thing and Tommy Hilfiger. She has appeared in editorials for Tings, Elle, Seventeen and Vanity Fair. Richie has graced the covers of numerous international fashion magazines, including US' Complex and Billboard magazine's style issue, Sweets! Magazine, Manifesto, Galore, Remix, Dujour and Es Magazine; UK's Tatler and Asos Magazine; Japan's Vogue and Popular; and Singapore's L'Officiel. She appeared on the cover of US Cosmopolitan's April 2020 issue.
Fashion design career
Richie teamed up with Frankie's Bikinis to launch a colorful swimwear collection, released on July 8, 2019. The collection included tie-dye bathing suits, neon colors and bright florals. Richie designed a clothing collection called "Sofia Richie x Missguided" for UK-based retailer Missguided, which was released on September 17, 2019. The 60-piece collection included tailored pieces, mini dresses and classic coordinating sets, and all the items were priced between $20 to $100. In February 2020, she released a collaboration titled "Rolla's x Sofia Richie" with denim brand Rolla Jeans.
In March 2020, she announced her plans to launch a line of swimwear later this year. Richie wants to eventually expand her collection into a fashion line and launch a beauty company focusing on hair and body.
Richie is popular on social media and endorses products such as beauty and wellness products on Instagram. She has 6.2 million followers on Instagram as of January 2020. She has partnered with fashion brand Lulus, Suspicious Antwerp clothes, Nip + Fab skincare products and Cheetos snacks.