Jasper Conran was born in London, he studied at Parson's School of Art and Design, New York. His first independent collection was shown in 1978, since when he has won many awards, including the British Fashion Council Designer of the Year Award and the British Collections Award. Alongside his mainline collections, he now also designs several ranges for Debenhams, including a diamond jewellery collection, and collections of crystal and tableware for Stuart Crystal and Wedgewood. In 2003 he launched his signature fragrances Jasper Conran Men and Jasper Conran Women and designed his first collection of furnishing fabrics and wallpapers for the Designers Guild. In 1985 he organized Fashion Aid. He won a Laurence Olivier Award for his costumes for the 1990 Almeida production of Anouilh's The Rehearsal which transferred to the Garrick Theatre and was his first work for theatre. His subsequent theatre designs include Simon Callow's production of My Fair Lady (costumes), Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake for Scottish Ballet, and David Bintley's Tombeaux (Royal Ballet), Brahms Handel Variations (BRB), The Compleat Consort (Munich Ballet), Edward II (Stuttgart Ballet), The Nutcracker Sweeties (BRB), The Shakespeare Suite (BRB) and Arthur part 1 (BRB).