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Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore
Born 1964
Youngstown, Ohio
Nationality American
Education Fashion Institute of Technology Youngstown State University
Occupation Fashion designer
Labels Nanatte Lepore
Website
www.nanettelepore.com

Nanette Lepore (born in 1964 in Youngstown, Ohio) is a well known fashion designer based in New York City. New York magazine has said that "her gypsy-influenced designs are feminine and youthful. The looks are full of bold colors and bright prints, with ruffles and lace that manage to look good-time-girly but not overly frilly."[1]

Biography

Nanette Lepore moved from Ohio to New York City, where she began to develop her professional career as a designer. She attended New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and graduated with a degree in design. Prior to moving to New York City, Nanette also earned an undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University.

Career

Nanette Lepore gained celebrity in the fashion world after she returned to California, opening a boutique store in Los Angeles and selling her outfits to clients in Europe and Asia. She also began to have her items featured in the famous American store chain, Neiman Marcus. She also gained renown for her flair on the runway and began to attract stars like Aida Turturro, Illeana Douglas, Lorraine Bracco, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, and America Ferrera.

She also has her own fragrance named Nanette.

In spring 2007, Nanette Lepore launched a collection of shoes with Keds. Mischa Barton was the face of the line.[2]

Today, Nanette Lepore is sold across America, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Macy's. She has boutiques in Chicago, Boston on Newbury Street, New York in Soho and Madison Avenue, Los Angeles on Robertson Boulevard.

Personal Life

Nanette Lepore's cousin, Henri Lepore Dezert, is a women's shoe designer based in Milan, Italy. [3]

Lepore has a daughter named Violet.[2]

In 2010, Nanette is working with New York politicians to help save jobs in the New York Garment District through the Save the Garment Center campaign. In 2012 she guest-starred as a judge on Project Runway All Stars.[4]

References

Nanette is married to artist and singer Robert J. Savage

External links

  • Nanette Lepore Website
  • Fashion Model Directory
  • Nanette Lepore Bio
  • [1]
  • http://www.henrileporedezert.com
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