To Dye For: Lauren Pierce Atelier Hits Barneys


You've always dreamed of having a famous fashion designer, model and George W's humanitarian niece make a one-of-a-kind dress especially for you. Okay, maybe your dreams weren't that specific, but they should have been because now's your chance.

Today from 4-7 p.m., Lauren Pierce Bush will be on-hand at Barneys to debut her exclusive collection, Lauren Pierce Atelier. Five of her gorgeous eco-conscious garments will be on display on the third floor and if you like what you see (and we bet you will) this is where the fun really begins.

So here's how it works. Choose the silhouette (classic, one-shoulder, mini, etc.) you like best, then make your way to select from the dizzying array of one-of-a-kind fabrics hand-dyed by women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, via a program set up by Women For Women International. Six weeks later, your customized dress will be delivered to your door with a personalized label featuring your name and the name of the woman who dyed the fabric for you. If you can't make it today, the collection will be available until Mar. 18 but we definitely recommend going sooner than later for the best selection.

A stunningly original piece that gives back to the global community? Sign us up.

Lauren Pierce Atelier at Barneys New York from Fri, 3/12-Thurs. 3/18, 77 O'Farrell St., 415-268-3500

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