It was perhaps inevitable that Marin Hopper would wind up a designer, given her artistic provenance. The daughter of late actor, painter and photographer Dennis Hopper and writer Brooke Hayward, Hopper grew up in the Hollywood Hills surrounded by artists such as David Hockney and Ed Ruscha and designers Rudi Gernreich and James Galanos. But she decided to name her line of handbags for her maternal grandfather, producer, agent and aviator Leland Hayward.
“He had exquisite taste in women and loved making things, from movies to movie stars to airplanes,” recalled Hopper, who pored over old photos that Hayward took of his third wife, Slim Keith, in Bermuda as the inspiration for her resort 2014 collection. (Hopper began making evening clutches for friends two years ago but resort marked the first full collection for wholesale.)
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"