After becoming the first female Vice President at Merrill Lynch, Josie Natori moved to fashion full- time. In 1977, she launched Natori. It all started with an embroidered blouse that she lengthened into a sleep shirt. It was such a success that she started expanding her brand. The company now produces and sells lingerie, sleepwear, loungewear, intimates and high-end women’s fashions. All of the designs are incredibly sophisticated and elegant. Once you slip a Natori design, you won’t ever want to take it off. In addition to being a major fashion figure, Josie Natori believes in giving back to the community and has even been presented with various awards for her humanitarian efforts.