Nanette's grandparents, Salvatore Lepore and Mary Dambrogio dress to the nines at their festive Italian wedding.
Nanette’s rebellious Irish grandparents, George McGarry and Mabel Michael, elope on a Harley with a sidecar.
A generation later, her father’s modernist eccentricity and her mother's stylish smarts lead to Nanette's wild gypsy upbringing.
Her mother, Jeanne, looks picturesque while trying to unlock the secrets of her husband's paintings.
Nanette was the second youngest of her close-knit siblings.
At the age of 9, Nanette designs her first couture look - a caftan fashioned from a floral bedspread for her next-door neighbor.
Nanette and her dashing artist husband, Bob Savage, bustle with energy as they take on the city.
Bob saves enough tips from waiting tables at Ben Benson's Steakhouse to rent the penthouse of their Garment Center offices.
Nanette on the phone with her father; he's just promised to loan her $5000 to start the company.
Bob looking loyal and using his artistic skills to help Nanette create some of her earliest designs.
Bob has a smashing solo show at the Bond St. Gallery. They call him a "New-Romantic" and everyone parties all night at the Milk Bar in lower Manhattan.
Violet basks in the glorious royalty of Piazza San Marco during the annual Lepore trip to the old country.
The birth of her daughter Violet sparks a sense of life in Nanette's designs.
Violet never fails to exert her own unique sense of style.
Nanette's stepson, Obie, loves to liven the mood with his otherworldly vibe and musical flair.
This lace-up-the-back style became a signature of Nanette's early in her career.
Violet named this sensationally cute poodle "Bunny".
Obie exudes a sense of laid-back style.
Uma Thurman is delightful in early Nanette Lepore.
Nanette is celebrated by Vogue renegade, Grace Mirabella.
Isabella Rossellini looks like a dandy in a silk smoking jacket and Nanette Lepore shirt.
Embraced for its optimism, this vibrant dress was worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in one of the most memorable scenes in Sex and the City.
Nanette's nephew, Jimmy, bonds with the locals in Morocco.
The life of the party, Nanette's sister, Michele, never turns down an adventure.
Nanette soaks up the sun in an exotic locale.
Dancing on tables is one of Nanette's favorite pastimes.
Nanette's men at ease in the "finest drawing room in Europe".
Violet and her cousin Natalia having fun at Canfield Fair in their hometown of Ohio.
Nanette is inspired by the mystery of an ancient temple.
Bob and niece, Natalia, stroll the alleyways of Pompeii.
Adrianna Lima sizzles on the runway in Nanette's luau appropriate bikini.
Maria Carla leads the finale in a flirty butterfly print dress.
Lining up the looks, getting ready for the show.
The invitation to Nanette’s first runway show.
Nanette's daughter Violet commands the runway even before she walks it.