|Estimated value:||€4.5 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||Fashion designer presenter|
Guido Maria Kretschmer is a German fashion designer. He was well known in Germany through his role as moderator and juror in the program “Shopping Queen”, which is broadcast on the TV channel Vox.
Guido Maria Kretschmer was born in Münster and grew up in one. The son of two expellees from what was then Silesia grew up in modest circumstances. After finishing school, he studied medicine for two semesters. But he soon had enough of the lectures and wanted to rely entirely on his design talent and seek his Net Worth abroad. Where other young talents make their way to New York, Paris or Milan to gain a foothold in the fashion world, the down-to-earth man from Münster had a different plan. The young, hard-working and motivated designer and fashion designer tried his luck on the trendy sunny island of Ibiza!
At the hippie market there, which is very popular among locals, tourists and celebrities, Kretschmar took the initiative and offered his self-sewn and designed designs at his own small market stall. His fashion was well received on the Balearic island and soon he received his first real order. None other than the musician and Ibiza fan Udo Lindenberg ordered several brocade jackets from Guido for his new tour. This successful start to his career as a fashion designer gave him the impetus he needed to continue designing fashion successfully and to take bigger leaps.
In 1987, Kretschmer landed his first major order and founded two companies at the same time. The company “GMK by pepper” and the label “Guido Maria Kretschmer Corporate Fashion” laid the foundations of his fashion brand. The first order from the companies based in Münster and Palma included design work for large and well-known companies. With initially only three employees, Guido designed work uniforms and corporate clothing. One of his first major clients was the Hapag LIoyd airline, for which he designed the uniforms of the staff.
This was followed by clothing lines for Deutsche Telekom, the Hotel Maritim and the Hotel Kempinski, as well as for the airline Emirates Airlines. The large travel company TUI was also one of the best customers of “Guido Maria Kretschmer Corporate Fashion”. The designer has produced more than two and a half million suits for the company. With these orders, the company was established on the market and Guido Maria Kretschmer was a successful designer. But he wanted more. He had already earned enough money designing upscale work uniforms, but his designer heart actually beat for high fashion and evening wear.
It wasn’t until 2004 that Kretschmer dared to launch a couture line. The fashion label “Guido Maria Couture” was founded and was to be very successful internationally from then on. With his first creations of elegant cocktail and evening dresses and a matching line of accessories, he was already very successful in Asia from the very first collection. His designs were so well received on the fashion stages in Shanghai and Tokyo that he made it onto the Berlin Fashion Week the following year.
Well-known actors and actresses such as Charlize Theron, Iris Berben, Jasmin Wagner and Heino Ferch wore his fashion on the red carpets of this world and made his brand even better known.
But Guido Maria Kretschmer is not someone who would rest on his laurels. Always diligent and enthusiastic, he took on more projects and got into costume design. For example, Kretschmer provided the Deutsche Oper Berlin with costumes for the play “The Barber of Seville”. Kretschmer also occasionally works as a costume designer in the film industry.
The fashion designer also dresses the actors in films such as “Hands off Mississippi”, “Rubbeldikatz” and “My beautiful Christmas present”. He even made guest appearances in the last two films.
It is not surprising that such a versatile man could amass such a Net Worth. Two thriving fashion companies, boutiques in Munich, Münster, Berlin and Palma de Mallorca and contacts in the theater and film industry should have increased Kretschmer’s account balance considerably.
A large part of his Net Worth and a further boost to his fashion empire came from his TV presence in the series “Shopping Queen”, which was and is a huge success in Germany.
Since 2012, Guido Maria Kretschmer has been commenting on the outfit choice of the candidates on the show and is ultimately a juror himself. His brisk, funny sayings and his warm nature quickly made him a crowd favorite. Since then, Kretschmer has appeared in several TV formats. His home station VOX in particular relies on the likeable designer. The latest program “Masterclass”, in which Guido promotes young design talents, runs on VOX in prime time. But Guido Maria Kretschmer was also a member of the jury for “Das Supertalent”.
In addition to all these activities, he has written three successful books that provide insights into and around the world of fashion.
Guido Maria Kretschmer’s career is based on diligence and creativity. Already the first company foundations were great successes in his life. He was then able to fulfill a dream with the high fashion label Guido Maria Couture. The two TV series “Shopping Queen” and “Guidos Masterclass” are also great successes on his career ladder.
- “The dress does nothing for her!”
- “If nothing else works, a clutch always works”
tips for success
When it comes to fashion, Kretschmer doesn’t hide his opinions. He gives numerous tips for a style-conscious clothing style and also strengthens the self-confidence of stronger women with his collections. His credo “style knows no size” is a great inspiration for plump women.
|Estimated value:||€4.5 million|