New Mayor and Family Support New York Garment District
?New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in on Wednesday January 1, 2014 with his wife Chirlane McCray, and their daughter, Chiara de Blasio there to support him. Both wife and daughter chose to support the New York Garment District by wearing designs by Nanette Lepore.
McCray wore a raspbery Skycrape coat from the designer and a jewel-toned Wonderland dress and her daughter chose a leopard-printed velveteen coat from Lepore.
McCary told WWD that she and her daughter were "proud to wear this beautiful clothing that was made right here in New York City. This city needs more creative entrepreneurs like Nanette Lepore who are committed to keeping our city's garment industry thriving."
Lepore commented over the phone saying that the de Blasio camp reached out a few weeks ago and she sent them five options each. "I wanted to make sure we were covered," the designer said. "I'm watching them on CNN and they look great. I'm really happy that they have made a commitment to New York City's Garment Center."
Lepore continued, "I think he [de Balsio] will celebrate the New York that we all miss - the New York that we moved here for, the New York of diversity and craftsmanship. Hopefully, he will be about supporting more industries and not a few," she said.
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