November 21, 2017 by Chris Kilkus
Nanette Lepore: Partying With a Purpose
PARTY CENTRAL: Nanette Lepore has designed an exclusive collection of party clothes for her web site, launched in time for the holidays. The line went live today at nanettelepore.com.
Twenty percent of all profits will be donated to Unidos Por Puerto Rico to help those affected by the devastating hurricanes.
The limited-edition items, which retail from $248 to $498, include a sexy, ruched-up lace dress in deep red; a dark gold lamé slip dress; velvet track pants, and a silky printed slip shift dress. Other key pieces include a silky printed kimono and a stretch velvet jumpsuit.
Asked about the impetus of the collection, Lepore explained that her life-long friend who is Puerto Rican called her a few weeks ago in tears over the plight of her family and all of Puerto Rico. “The lack of humanitarian aid and infrastructure repair dollars is a sad commentary on the priorities of our government. The people of Puerto Rico are still waiting in long lines for food and water, power in many places is not expected back until late December,” said Lepore. She said that classrooms have been obliterated and children can’t go to school for lack of power and plumbing.
“I promised Mika I would