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Originaly conceived in 1977 by Bob Rush of Hampton Industries, Le Tigre brand product sported the famous leaping tiger logo. In 2001, LT2, a label under Hampton Industries, relaunched Le Tigre and expanded upon its sportswear heritage across dual gender lifestyle classifications as well as licensed categories. The Le Tigre Brand positions itself as a retro inspired alternative to other logo bearing brands. Under the stewardship of Michael DeVirgilio , Le Tigre was purchased in 2007 by Kenneth Cole Productions.
- ^ Kenneth Cole Acquires Le Tigre. Women's Wear Daily, Wednesday, September 19, 2007
- ^  Kenneth Cole Hires CEO, MSN Money Central, Jan 2008
Women's Wear Daily, front cover, August 17, 2006.
DeCarlo, Lauren (May 25, 2006). "Le Tigre Comes Into Focus". Women's Wear Daily. http://www.wwd.com/search/article/106615?query=Tigre. Retrieved on 2008-05-21.
Sarkisian-Miller, Nola (August 17, 2006). "Contemporary Art". Women's Wear Daily. http://www.wwd.com/search/article/108303?query=Tigre. Retrieved on 2008-05-21.