Henri Bendel summoned Savannah College of Art and Design with the challenge of creating an exclusive limited edition fall 2008 floral print for their signature cashmere sweater.
It was Sir Andre Leon Talley who put the SCAD on the radar. A graduate of the college, Talley is on the school's Board of Trustees, and has been honoured (by the school) with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which has now become the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award. It is quite obvious that Talley had a hand in putting this school in the spotlight. I think that it is a great way that anyone of that (career) status can use their power and fame.
The "SCAD Working Class Studio for Henri Bendel" sweater, available in two colorways, will be featured in Bendel's October window. The sweater will retail for $248 and will be available late August.