Callula Lillibelle designer William Calvert was celebrated as the man of honor at the beautiful National Arts Club last week. The historic organization of fine arts chose the fashion innovator based on his varied career, but leaders of the club praised his integrity.
Fashion committee chair Chrishaunda Lee reminisced about her wedding gown that was created by Calvert, and then rounded up the Fashionistas in the room who also sported his dresses.
Mr. Calvert’s work includes working in couture at Balenciaga and Pierre Balmain in Europe. In the United States, he worked for the Diane Von Furstenburg and Brooks Brothers brands before starting his own label in 1998. In 2001, he founded the label Callula Lillibelle with partner Melanie Fraser Hart.