Last night I had the pleasure of attending a Nanette Lepore fashion show at Neiman Marcus following dinner with the designer. This was a fabulous event benefitting Recipe For Success. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Recipe For Success is a charity in Houston that focuses on battling childhood obesity.
The fashion show was amazing! I absolutely loved the spring 2014 collection. I fell in love with a jacket from the runway show and I knew I had to have it! It was in my eye color so of course I had to buy it! The ladies that were with Nanette Lepore were so helpful in special ordering my size. They went above and beyond because Neimans didn’t carry my size, but they did have it. So the jacket was so amazing being it in my color and what made it even more amazing was the seams. There were many vertical seams on the jacket which one thing I always look for in jackets. Many designers do not take the time to put lots of seams on the clothes anymore because they mass produce, but not Nanette! As I started looking at the rest of the collection closer, I noticed she has seams everywhere! There were beautiful prom dresses with carefully placed seams galore! I was in seam heaven!!!! I was so happy to see this in a contemporary designer.
So after I was in heaven with the beautiful seamed clothes, I got to experience a lovely dinner with Nanette Lepore. I was so happy to learn more about Nanette and how she supports local and how she makes her clothes in NYC in the garment district. I love to support our country by buying made in the USA. Its refreshing to hear that some people value where they live and support the economy.
When I met Nanette Lepore I got to tell her the story of my first Nanette Lepore piece I ever owned. It was a special dress I bought 16 or so years ago when I was in High School. I went to NYC with my parents on a trip and I bought my first Nanette Lepore dress at Henri Bendel. I wore it to my high schools homecoming dance. I actually still have it! Photo below. Beautiful leopard dress with pretty rose details on the straps! I def have an attachment to clothes because I kept this dress. I loved it so much! Too bad it doesn’t fit anymore or else I would have worn it last night ala Vintage Nanette!
Check out these links too to my favorite pieces that I saw last night: