We love Byron Lars!
He's not only a genius, he's our friend.
If you haven't heard of him before you should get to know him, because today in WWD an article titled "Making Encores" coined him as one of four designers in the making.
I met Byron at the Fashion Institute in NYC many years ago. I was walking through FIT with my boyfriend/husband and wearing an Azzadine Alaia skirt that he was just staring at because of the way it moved. Long story, but we became friends.
Byron has been around a while, he started designing under his own label in 1991, a small collection of sportswear he referred to as "Twisted American Classics" Then after only two seasons WWD hailed him as "Rookie of the Year"
These photos are from his Spring 2011 collection.
I am in love with the little white and black lace dresses as well as his brillant take on the classic shirt dress.
His construction is impeccable, the designs incredible and both Camilla and I own one of his amazing pieces.
He has even dressed Michelle Obama.
Byron and a sketch of the dress Michelle wore to the White House tribute concert for Paul McCartney.
Mrs. Obama once again in Byron Lars.
See more of his past collections here
and purchase here