Listed under the 2013 Forbes' exclusive 30 under 30 list, Misha Nonoo is a New-York based fashion designer. She is the first fashion designer who held the entire fashion show on Instagram in 2015.
She is also well known for her close friendship with famous personalities like the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of 45th president of USA, Donald Trump.
Misha was born on 21 October 1988 in Bahrain. Her father is an Iraqi, and her mother belongs to the British. At the age of ten, she moved to London with her family.
While in London, she attended European Business School (EBS) and Guildford High School in Surrey. However, she again shifted to Paris, where she attended ESCE.
Misha has been married to oil tycoon Micheal (Mikey) Hess since 20 September 2019. Their luxurious wedding was held at a Villa Aurelia, the 17th-century edifice in the heart of Rome.
Missa wore her design and claimed that it was made with a special process. The gown was hand-embroidered by a Swiss family-run mill with guipure lace on laser cut silk organza. The dress was further decorated with a 10-meter long silk tulle veil.
Misha Nonoo designed her wedding gown (Photo: Misha Nonoo's Instagram)
The wedding was made complete with the presence of Duke and Duchess of Sussex and other acclaimed stars, including Katy Perry, Gayle King, Karlie Kloss, James Corden, Paul McCartney, and Orlando Bloom.
Misha and her husband reportedly dated from spring 2018 and got engaged on Valentine’s day in 2019. He had proposed Misha at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with a sizeable diamond ring.
Misha Nonoo and husband Micheal Hess at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018 (Photo: thesun.co.uk)
Mikey had shared the happy news on his Instagram with a caption:
Thank you for making all my dreams come true, Misha Nonoo. I am so in love with you, and I feel so lucky I get to spend the rest of my life with you right beside me.
Their relationship became public when they attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together in May 2018.
Mikey Hess is the inheritor of the Hess Oil Corporation. His age is thirty-four as of 2020, and he attended Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
Past Relationship, Divorce
Misha was previously married to Paddle8 (New York-based online auction house) founder Alexander Gilkes. She dated her ex-husband when she was only seventeen and eventually married in 2012.
However, the duo couldn’t sail their marital relationship for long and got divorced in 2017.
Misha is pregnant with her first child with her husband, Mikey Hess. She shared the news of her pregnancy via People in January 2020. She told:
We are so thrilled, it’s just really exciting. It’s a very grateful time of life. It’s pure magic. I’m so excited to meet our little baby when he comes.
Meanwhile, she has also revealed a maternity collection with brand Hatch. Her collections are now available on MishaNonoo.com.