Christy Cashman for Callula Lillibelle by Melanie Fraser
Melanie & William
Melanie Fraser Hart vigorously studied art and design in high school at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston and went on to major in theater at Bennington College.Graduating early from Bennington, she moved to Los Angeles to work with legendary producer Arnold Kopelson and within three months, became the Vice President of Creative Affairs. When the film business no longer satisfied her creative spirit, Vidal Sassoon stepped in and hired her to write speeches. The speech-writing turned to managing all aspects of his hair empire, side by side with Sassoon at all times. While working for Sassoon, she earned her MBA from the prestigious Anderson Shool of Business at UCLA.
William Calvert, the veteran of the fashion world, has created a couture empire for himself which was established in 1998. Since 2001, his brand has evolved in to a Haute Couture house. Previous to launching out on his own, William worked for Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain and Rochas. He also developed collections for Diane Von Furstenberg and consulted for Perry Ellis Women’s Coats. In 1999 he was selected for the first Moet and Chandon Designer Debut, and during the same year, received the Rising Star Award from Fashion Group International.
New York – Gayle King shined on the red carpet in a dress by Callula Lillibelle at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Callula Lillibelle Designed by William Calvert Fall 2010
Melanie Hart and William Calvert co-design all the pieces. Willian Calvert, of The Fashion Group International Rising Star Award winner and designer for the American Haute Couture fashion house Callula Lillibelle named after Hart’s daughter Callula.
“Callula Lillibelle’s collection from desk to dinner. Simplicity is the key ingredient for my friend Melanie’s collection.The collection was inspired by the Tippy Hedren .Melanie, I wish you success on your new venture!
*Adriana Sassoon from the New York Fashion week.