Parisian born Jerome Dahan ventured out to Los Angeles in 1981 where he discovered his talent for design. It was not long before Jerome took a job that would forever change his life. He began his career in denim and found his passion while working with one of the pioneer brands that changed the denim market in the United States - Guess Jeans. In 2002, Jerome would learn the most important lesson of his life, teamwork. As he tells it, "no matter how great an idea may be, without the right team and support around you, you will not achieve your goal." Regardless, sometimes adversity can be turned to an advantage, and that's exactly what Jerome did. Jerome took the opportunity to create a new brand - Citizens of Humanity - the brand that has brought him the success that he enjoys today.