Sir Paul Smith CBE RDI (born 5 July 1946) is a British fashion designer. His reputation is founded on his designs for men’s clothing, but his business has expanded into other areas too. Smith was made a Royal Designer for Industry in 1991, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.
His eponymous fashion company was founded in 1970 and has expanded into over 70 countries, selling its products via standalone stores, departments in high-end stores or malls, along with airport terminals, as well as the e-commerce section of its international website. Some of his brand’s physical stores are recognized for their uniqueness and eccentricity, including the much-photographed vibrant, fluorescent pink flagship store in Los Angeles.