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Camilla Franks is an Australian fashion designer, known for her bright kaftan designs and resort wear. She is famous for her Camilla Brand which she founded.
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Camilla Franks was born on March 14, 1976( age 45 years) in Sydney, Franks’ mother was a model who ended up as a fashion buyer, and her father was an architect. The family would take Summer holidays to Fraser Island where Franks and her brother would swim and catch lizards. Franks’ younger brother Ben fell to his death at the age of 14 from the top of Watson’s Bay’s clifftops, leaving Franks grief-stricken.
Pouring herself into work to try and cope, she tried various careers such as events planning, advertising and then theatre acting. Creating costumes for some of her performances out of old sari’s and kimonos, her garments garnered praise and started Franks on a path into fashion design.
Franks took her fashion cues from her mother and her grandmother who always wore a kimono, kaftan or a headscarf. As a teenager, Franks spent a year in London where she first met her now partner, JP Jones.
Inspired by travel and different exotic design techniques, Franks founded fashion brand, Camilla, in 2004 at Bondi Beach in Australia. Within a year, luxury department store David Jones stocked her collection. Known for her luxury bright kaftan designs, her creations have been worn by celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Beyoncé.
The Camilla brand is now sold around the world and has branched out from creating just kaftans to now include accessories, home-wears and ready-to-wear.
The Camilla brand stores have been targeted by a series of robberies over the years. On one occasion, the thieves stole $240,000 worth of garments from the Bondi store.
Franks has co-designed ranges and been an ambassador for companies such as Designer Rugs, Linen House, Austral Bricks, Ovvio Organics and Pommery Champagne.
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In 2011, Franks was a guest on the TV shows, Beauty and the Geek and Project Runway Australia as a judge. In 2013 Franks was featured in an episode of Australia’s Next Top Model.
In 2021, Franks was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice Australia and was the ninth to be “fired” in the series.
Australian designer Carla Zampatti is one of Franks’ fashion inspirations, alongside Vivienne Westwood and Frida Kahlo.
Camilla Franks is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Welsh Musician JP Jones. they have a daughter together. However, Franks was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in January 2018, just months after she welcomed her daughter, Luna Gypsy Jones.
Camilla Franks became engaged to Welsh artist and musician, JP Jones, in 2016 and the couple planned to marry in 2017 but her cancer diagnoses put that on hold. The couple has known each other for over 25 years, meeting in a club in London.
Cancer and Ovaries
The Cancer required her to have her ovaries removed and she stated she wished she had frozen her eggs earlier in life. After a double mastectomy in late 2018, Franks was determined to try for a second baby but sadly suffered five unsuccessful rounds of IVF.
Camilla Franks net worth
How much is Camilla Franks worth? Camilla Franks net worth is estimated at around $10 million as of 2021. His main source of income is from her career as a Fashion Designer. She is one of the richest Fashion Designers in Australia. However, Franks and her family reside in an 1800’s Victorian terrace in Sydney’s Woollahra. She practices Buddhism.