He Launched a Clothing Line Called STLA in 2019
After working for 25 years as a music executive, Avery decided to pursue a new passion: clothing. As a longtime fan of the classic Italian sportswear label Sergio Tacchini, Avery found that he had a hard time finding the brand in stores. "As I got older, I was seeking it out and I was buying the brand from London," he told The Hollywood Reporter during a February 2019 interview. "That was literally the only place I could get it." Avery decided to reach out to the Tacchini team with an idea to relaunch the label in LA, and that's how the STLA Collection was created.
Pompeo told Us Weekly that she's "so proud" of her husband's accomplishment. "It's inspirational to change careers at 50," she said. "He's been in the music business for 25 years and he changed careers at 50. And he killed it. I mean, knocked it out of the park. It's amazing! So for anybody who feels they're stuck, you can change your career at any age."