Meet Lisa Sun, Founder & CEO of Gravitas
Catalyzing confidence through size-inclusive fashion.
Lisa Sun is the Founder & CEO of GRAVITAS, a company whose origin story dates back to Sun’s first professional review: that she “lacked gravitas” and “should go buy a new dress, big jewelry, and great shoes.” Realizing the transformative power that clothing can have, Sun secured the patent on building shapewear into dresses and launched GRAVITAS as a Confidence Company. Their work dresses are a favorite amongst Armoire members.
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The story of GRAVITAS — in Lisa’s words:
“If gravitas is about what you wear and how it makes you feel, I was inspired to create clothing that can do it all. We now expect so much out of products. I call them “beautiful contradictions,” like comfy stilettos, slimming yoga pants, BB creams that do 10 things, responsibly made products that also give back. So every one of our products is a combination of fashion and function.
On top of that, we are size-inclusive. I’ve been a size 22, a size 8, and now a size 12, and I’ve listened to friends and colleagues talk about what they wish their clothes could do for them, so I was inspired to create pieces that truly flatter fit and enhance every woman’s best features. Ultimately, our mission is to Catalyze Confidence.”
Sun spent 11 years at McKinsey & Company where she advised leading luxury, fashion, and beauty brands globally on strategic and operational issues. Sun has always had a passion for style and for helping people look and feel their best. At every size and age, she has found creative ways to show off her style, having been named one of Washingtonian Magazine‘s Best Dressed Women. Sun graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with distinction in Biology and Political Science.