About the line:
Limousine, a line of gowns and evening wear, will make its debut in Fall 2014. Designed by American couturier Suzanne Perron, and Perron’s prodigy, New Orleans-based Lisa Iacono, the line features classic silhouettes with fresh design elements. The pieces were inspired by iconic, silver-screen beauties, starlets who could hold their own on set, and then light up the room at the after-party. The emphasis here is timeless, wearable, show-stopping elegance–high-fashion design at a ready-to-wear price point.
About the designers:
Suzanne Perron, a Louisiana native, has an extensive, acclaimed career in fashion. Studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and then going on to work with Carolina Herrera, Anna Sui, and Chado Ralph Rucci, Perron earned her stripes alongside the industry’s best. Her time in New York spanned 13 years, the end of which was capped by several years at Vera Wang, as the lead technical designer in ready-to-wear and bridal divisions. Already a legend in her field, in 2006 she returned home to New Orleans and opened her own private custom bridal and gown business, which quickly grew and now flourishes as the premier couture studio in the south. Her work has been featured amongst the finest in regional and national publications, and also at the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, where many of her gowns were recently displayed in a retrospective installation, celebrating her contributions to couture fashion.
Lisa Iacono, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, met Perron during an internship at Perron’s studio in New Orleans in 2007. After gaining valuable training and experience with Perron, Iacono relocated to New York City and began her career in fashion’s capital. Iacono trained under Vogue’s darling, Proenza Schouler, American legend Betsey Johnson, and the classic and timeless brand, American Eagle. Gaining invaluable experience in each of her design positions, Iacono made the decision to return to New Orleans with the encouragement of Perron, and launched her designer womenswear line, Iacono, in 2012. She followed that with a foray into the fun and funky, showing Dreamcar, a line of streetwear, in 2013.
Both designers had the desire to work together again, and saw a need in the marketplace for chic and affordable evening wear, which led to the creation of Limousine. This is the first professional collaboration for Iacono and Perron.