Stacey Bendet founded alice + olivia in 2002 with a mission of creating a fashion brand that would allow women around the world to express their personal style without any reservations.
From her own personal desire to create the perfect pair of pants, which she felt was lacking in the marketplace, Stacey has built the a+o brand into a full lifestyle collection which juxtaposes the whimsical and flirty with the sexy and sophisticated; a reflection of the personality and perspective of Stacey. With its wide range of options, from ready-to-wear, eveningwear, shoes, and accessories, a+o has naturally become a favourite of Hollywood darlings and global celebrities including Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gigi Hadid and Jessica Alba. And, with more than 20 world wide boutiques and placement in over 800 luxury department and specialty stores it comes as no surprise that alice+olivia has become a global fashion success story. (vogue.com)