Henri Bendel is celebrating 100 years of its signature brown & white stripe. The store, owned by Limited Brands, has commissioned a selection
of designers to create one-of-a-kind brown-and-white pieces to mark the
milestone. Designs from Anna Sui, Alice + Olivia, Peter Som, Matthew
Williamson, Josh Goot, Poltock and Walsh, Ghita, Pollini by Rifat
Ozbeck, Elise Overland, Nili Lotan and Hamish Morrow, will be auctioned
at the stripe’s birthday party, The Brown & White Ball, at the
Highline Ballroom in New York on September 11.
Other designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Milly & J Brand, have created
limited edition pieces that will be sold exclusively at Bendel
beginning next week and running through the end of October. Even MAC Cosmetics is getting into
the mix and has created a Lipglass called "Bendel Girl" and lipstick
named "Love, Henri" packaged in signature
brown-and-white striped boxes.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit
Keep A Child Alive, an organization that provides care and treatment to
children in Africa affected by AIDS.
Tags: Alice + Olivia, Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg, Elise Overland, Ghita, Hamish Morrow, J Brand, Josh Goot, MAC Cosmentics, Matthew Williamson, Milly, Nili Lotan, Peter Som, Pollini by Rifat Ozbeck, Poltock and Walsh