Discover New Designers: Lela Rose
April 26, 2006
Itâ€™s usually not a compliment when someone tells you your dress looks like a burlap sack. But if that burlap sack is $2,100 and embroidered with celery satin and beaded embellishments in the style of Lela Rose, you can bet such comments are complimentary. Crafty Texas native Lela Rose aims to create â€œclassic silhouettes with a whimsical twist,â€ and with celebrity stylemakers like Rachel Bilson, the Bush twins, and Eva Longoria eager to snatch up her wares, itâ€™s clear sheâ€™s succeeding. Youâ€™ll find intricate detailing behind Roseâ€™s hefty price tags- think frilly collars, beading, embroidery, and piping. The creative designer isnâ€™t afraid to take style risks on her way to the top: her flamboyant navy beaded and feathered minidress screams for attention. Her regal raw silk peacock evening gown is off the rack but red-carpet ready. Itâ€™s no wonder that high profile fashion risk-takers like Mischa Barton and the Olsen twins are on board with Rose. This underage following begs the question, “When exactly did the under 25 set become style icons snagging the best new designers?” Find Lela Rose at BergdorfGoodman.com.