|Now a well-known New York designer worn by the stars, Nanette Lepore started her career as a fashion designer at the age of 9. Lepore dressed her neighbor in a floral sheet and a beaded necklace, and had her pose for a photo behind a sign reading Lepore.
Lepore's couture look has since grown into a delightfully feminine and sensible clothing line perfect for lunch with the girls or a night on the town. Equipped with a degree in design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Lepore runs her company in NYC alongside her husband. In addition to clothing, she has two fragrances - a perfume that carries the namesake and the newer Shanghai Butterfly - as well as a shoe collection.
In Chicago, Nanette Lepore designs can be found at Handle with Care, Krista K, Mint Julep, Ms. Priss and Tangerine. Nanette Lepore is also available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks.