The designer Sophie Theallet said she wouldn’t dress the first lady, setting off a firestorm. Now, with a new brand, things are working out nicely.
In the fall of 2016, Sophie Theallet, a French designer who founded her namesake label in New York in 2007, was feeling a burst of momentum. She had been heralded as a champion of inclusivity after her graceful fall collection, shown at New York Fashion Week in February, and had a campaign planned for spring 2017 that featured such women as Selah Marley, a daughter of the musician Lauryn Hill, and Sarita Choudhury, the actress.
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