SOURCE: Lafayette 148 New York

September 12, 2014 08:00 ET

Iyanla Vanzant, Diane Farr, and Catherine McCord Create One-of-a-Kind White Shirts for Lafayette 148 New York

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 12, 2014) - Lafayette 148 New York introduces The White Shirt Project. Passionate about Lafayette 148, life coach Iyanla Vanzant, actress Diane Farr, and lifestyle blogger Catherine McCord, volunteered their time to craft with our international design team their very own limited-edition version of our Italian Stretch Cotton white shirt.

"The white shirt has become such a signature for Lafayette 148, and it was a real treat to work with women who share our appreciation for this iconic piece."

-- Creative Director Edward Wilkerson

The three women were well-versed in Lafayette 148's modern designs: Diane first came to the brand in 2006 to dress the bridesmaids in her wedding and later introduced Lafayette 148 to her close friend, Catherine. Iyanla has shown her support for years, wearing our collection on speaking tours and television appearances.

Each style is named after the exceptional woman who designed it, with 30% of retail sales going to a children's charity of her choosing. The White Shirt Project styles will be available to purchase on from September 2014.

Meet The Women behind The White Shirt Project:

Iyanla Vanzant has worked tirelessly for three decades to spread a message of empowerment and evolved consciousness. A self-described woman of passion and purpose, Iyanla is best known for her 15 books (including five New York Times bestsellers), CDs, and guest appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Currently, she hosts Iyanla: Fix My Life on the OWN network, and has been named one of Ebony Magazine's "100 most influential Black Americans." 30% of retail sales from the Iyanla shirt go to National Cares Mentoring Movement, which offers mentoring for youth in need.

Actress Diane Farr is most known for her roles on the CBS crime drama Numb3rs and the FX series Rescue Me. She got her start as the host of the wildly popular MTV talk show Loveline, and most recently can be seen on Modern Family, Two and a Half Men and Entourage. Diane has published several books, contributes to and writes an internationally syndicated column for the Herald Tribune. 30% of retail sales from the Diane shirt go to Healthy Child Healthy World, a group empowering parents to protect their children from harmful chemicals.

Former model and actress turned blogger Catherine McCord founded as an inspirational food guide for the modern family. With a focus on educating and encouraging parents to involve children in the kitchen, Catherine has published two books full of nutritious recipes and realistic solutions to everyday cooking dilemmas. 30% of retail sales from the Catherine shirt go to Healthy Child Healthy World, a group empowering parents to protect their children from harmful chemicals.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:

    Allison Ullo
    PR Specialist
    Lafayette 148 New York
    Tel 646.922.1752