When Vanessa Hudgens arrived at New York’s Hudson Hotel for the “L’Amour Nanette Lepore,” launch party on January 24, she was wearing head to toe “L’Amour Nanette Lepore.” Decked out in a bright, coral colored dress, black pants and a biker jacket, she could have easily been mistaken for wearing pieces from the designer’s high priced Nanette Lepore line. But each piece was well under $50, and Vanessa’s dress only a reasonable $17.
Nanette Lepore, the high end American fashion designer, whose designs usually retail for somewhere between $200-$900, will be launching her affordable “L’amour Nanette Lepore” juniors line exclusively at JCPenny this February, although the line is available for pre-order on the J.C. Penny website.
The line, which was inspired by Lepore’s 14-year old daughter, Violet, will consist of “fun and flirty dresses as well as casual sportswear and will target the 13- to 19-year old shopper,” according to a press release by JCPenny. Instead of Lepore’s usual high fashion prices, all looks will be affordably be priced at under $50.
Lepore has been saying that she has been wanting to produce a junior fashion line for quite some time, and has said that from day one, her teen daughter Violet was very involved.
“I really want to please her…When I come home with things and she doesn’t like them, it’s like a dagger to my heart,” said Lepore.
While the line is mostly aimed at the tween and early teen crowd, “L’Amour Nanette Lepore” has been said to be “totally wearable” for the over-20 crowd. The line features electric colored neon-prints, lots of loose and flowing dresses and shirts, skin tight neon colored pants and tights, and a zipper covered biker jacket, which seems to have been added to the line for good measure.
Inquisitr Readers: Are you already a fan of Nanette Lepore? Will you be checking out her new, low priced teen line for J.C. Penny?