Neiman Marcus isn't the only store celebrating its 100th Anniversary. Henri Bendel, too, is turning 100 this year and to mark the occasion, it has commissioned a roster of designers including Anna Sui, Alice + Olivia (at right), Peter Som, Matthew Williamson, Josh Goot, Poltock and Walsh, Ghita, Pollini by Rifat Ozbeck, Elise Overland, Nili Lotan and Hamish Morrow to create one of a kind brown and white wares, inspired by Bendel's signature stripes.
The designs will be auctioned off at a Brown & White Ball, at the Highline Ballroom on Sept. 11 with proceeds benefitting Keep A Child Alive, an organization that provides care and treatment to children in Africa affected by AIDS.
Limited edition pieces including Diane von Furstenberg's cashmere wrap dress for $648, L.A.M.B's striped hoodie for $235, Phi's printed tank for $495, J Brand's skinny jeans with striped pocket and waistband lining for $188, Milly's strapless dress with striped lining and pink sash for $498 and Tibi's leopard minidress for $368 will also be sold exclusively at the store beginning next week and running through the end of October. MAC caught the brown & white fever too creating a Lipglass called "Bendel Girl" and lipstick named "Love, Henri," packaged in signature brown-and-white striped boxes.