Joseph Cicio was born in Brooklyn into an Italian-American family. After three years as a monastic monk he returned to the secular world and began his career at Lord & Taylor moving on to Macy’s. Eventually he rose to Chairman and CEO of I. Magnin in San Francisco and later Donna Karan’s President of Retail Development. Other positions followed including top roles at Sun International, Mayors Jewelry, Penhaligon’s, Erno Laszlo, and as a consultant for fashion and home furnishings brands worldwide.
Joseph Cicio lives in Litchfield County, CT. Friends* *Bearing Gifts, his first book, is dedicated to his son Christopher.
August 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
My guest is Joseph Cicio. Lauren Bacall, Bill Blass, Rose Marie Bravo, Carol Channing, Prince Charles, Brooke Hayward Duchin, Erté, Princess Grace, Audrey Hepburn, Lady Nancy “Slim” Keith, The Kissingers, Kenneth J. Lane, Eleanor Lambert, Dawn Mello, Robert Mondavi, Josie Natori, and Joan Rivers, are just a few of the great friends of Joseph Cicio. His first book, Friends* *Bearing Gifts is about these relationships and his memories through the beautiful objects they gave him.