Born and bred in the Midwest, Douglas Hannant has risen through the fashion ranks from assistant window dresser at Barneys New York under Simon Doonan to the runways of Bryant Park and now his first stand-alone boutique at the Shops at The Plaza. In just over a decade, the Hannant brand has grown from a small company to an internationally-known fashion house. Style author Jill Fairchild talks to the designer about his meteoric rise.
One day, not so very long ago, Douglas Hannant was running around the garment district picking up linings and other sundries for his bridal collection. He stopped... (more)