CHEVY CHASE, Md. — Nanette Lepore doesn't shy away from mixing politics with fashion, and she's found the right town for the launch of her ninth store.
The contemporary sportswear designer opened her boutique May 23 in this chic retail enclave near Washington, D.C., which boasts such neighbors as Louis Vuitton, Barneys Co-op, Christian Dior and MaxMara.
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?"