Interest has been so great in this season’s debut of the Atelier Caito for Hervé Pierre collection that distribution has been capped for the time being.
Pierre, one of First Lady Melania Trump’s favorite designers and stylists, and his cohort in this new label, Nicolas Caito, traveled to Paris last month to show the line to international stores. For the first season in the U.S., the Atelier Caito for Hervé Pierre line will be sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman. Meanwhile, Moda Operandi will hold private trunk shows with its VIPs for the new label but it will not be sold online initially. Pierre, Carolina Herrera’s former creative director, first got to know Moda Operandi cofounder Lauren Santo Domingo when she, too, worked at the designer’s company years ago. The compact collection of dresses and gowns is offered in navy or black with retail prices ranging from $1,750 to $5,700.
“All of the stores that we met with in Paris were specialty stores from the Middle East, London, Russia and Kazakhstan. It was very funny. When they did the buy, they knew already which customers they were buying for. [They were saying things like,] ‘This is Mrs. Blah-blah-blah’s size.’ They didn’t guess,” Pierre