INFLUENTIAL

This was the first of many novelty hits for Colette, who became known for creating hair accessories that melded fashion, practicality and eureka-style solutions. In 1990, as a young designer, she was a finalist for the Accessory Council’s “Accessory Designer of the Year,” and later for The Fashion Group’s “Rising Star” award. As a CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) member since 1993, Colette is an industry veteran and has collaborated with fellow designers as well as creating runway pieces for Michael Kors, Derek Lam and Peter Som.