About Nanette Lepore , Fashion Designer
Known for her bold colors, evocative prints, and signature silhouettes, Nanette Lepore has become one of the leading names in contemporary American fashion. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Nanette married painter Robert Savage and headed east to New York City. Outfitted with only her talent, tenacity, and a $5,000 loan from her father, Nanette launched her label in New York City’s Garment Center.
Inspired by her artsy bohemian childhood and passion for a good party, Nanette's designs are often seen on Blake Lively, Sofia Vergara, Abigail Breslin, Arianna Huffington, Leighton Meester, Taylor Swift, Kelly Rutherford, Ashley Greene, and Kristin Chenoweth.
Nanette’s outspoken efforts to protect New York City’s Garment Center have helped to raise awareness and demand for American-made clothing.
Today, Nanette Lepore has grown into an international brand that offers women’s apparel, handbags, footwear, accessories, swimwear, a junior collection with J. C. Penney, and home. Nanette Lepore has shops across the United States and Asia—including boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, Bal Harbour, Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.