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Known for her bold colors, evocative prints and signature silhouettes, Nanette Lepore has become one of the leading names in contemporary swimwear. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Nanette married painter Robert Savage and headed east to New York City. Outfitted with only her talent, tenacity and a $5,000 loan from her father, Nanette launched her label in New York City’s ’s Garment Center.
Inspired by her artsy bohemian childhood and passion for a good party, Nanette’s designs are adored by style makers and celebrities alike, including Michelle Obama, Nicki Minaj, Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, Abigail Breslin, Blake Lively, Arianna Huffington, and Kristin Chenoweth.
Nanette's outspoken efforts to protect New York City's Garment Center have helped to raise awareness and demand for American-made clothing.