In 1996, Maggy Francois began her stylish career producing events for clients up and down the East Coast landing her 1st contract with the Congressional Black Caucus. With unmatched talent and vision, she launched Maggy Francois, a self-titled special event & creative production company in 2000 committed to “creating the unimaginable” featuring fashions biggest names, from Christian Siriano, Amsale Aberra, Korto Momolu to Betsey Johnson.
Her ultimate goal was to always increase awareness and bring visibility to the fashion design industry through productions and education. From humble beginnings to soaring above and beyond to achieve her clients her wildest dreams, she continues to turn fantasy into reality and is instrumental in the selection, planning and development of every production. Francois is a visionary with unmatched talent and genius. With more than 25 years in the event planning, public relations and marketing industry, she draws people to brands, causes, events and ideas, by weaving in her certain “je ne sais quoi”.
Maggy also brings visibility to the fashion and design industry as a lead costume designer and casting director for commercials, productions and feature films. Her will to thrive was tested at three pivotal moments in life. Through it all, she continued being an active entrepreneur, successfully running her businesses working in the fashion industry as an award-winning creative director for clients like CW Television, Congressional Black Caucus, Luke’s Wings, Becky’s Fund; has executed international & national campaigns, music videos, commercials and campaigns with Budweiser, Planters Peanuts, NBA, Stella Artois, and more.
She’s instrumental in creating the vision for a plethora of brands, productions, designers and artists. The stylish beauty has worked for an array of digital media & film companies, such as CW Television, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fox 5, WUSA 9, Old Town Alexandria, Juicebox Communications, Mega MindMedia, VAYNER Media and more.
In addition, she has worked in collaboration with Monte Durham from “Say Yes to the Dress” for TLC Networks & Discovery Communications “Say Yes to the Prom” creative styling & overseeing designs for underprivileged youth. Her latest project with grammy winner Sara Barielles, Fat Joe, Cardi B has generated millions of online statistical data. You can view her biggest style feature in Glamour Magazine September mega fashion issue & highlighted as Women of Style for Modern Luxury Magazine.
In addition to her love of fashion, Maggy’s passion is education through design; providing her experience as a road map for aspiring students to pursue careers in the fashion industry through Fashion Design programs. Maggy believes “The impact of educating through design is more than just creating clothing, it is fashioning a way of life for young adults to express themselves and their ideas into tangible items.” She has been instrumental in creating numerous fashion industry curriculum guides for educational programs for several organizations, schools & conceived the Project Fundway scholarship for DCFF.
In addition to many of her several careers, she’s the curator behind many successful young notable fashion hopefuls by education through design. Maggy is a Professor at Bowie State University in the VCDMA Fashion Design Fine Arts Department; served on the executive board as Marketing Chair and member of Fashion Group International New York, DC chapter, Ambassador for Tigerlily Foundation and a former member of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. Maggy has also spearheaded the new Design Park 3311 with the Prince Georges Arts & Humanities Council where she will serves as the Manager/Fashion & Costume Coordinator. Maggy has been featured in a number of publications including Glamour Magazine, AOL City’s Best, Ebony Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and The Washington Post among many others. In 2017, Maggy received the Sunni In The City Award that recognizes women that are giving back to their communities in a major way.