Who is Dee Ocleppo? Her Bio, Career, Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts
Dee Olceppo is an American model turned financier. Olceppo is also known for activism in various health-related sectors.
How was the Early life of Dee Olceppo?
Dee Olceppo is a first-generation American born in Cleveland, Ohio to an immigrant couple on November 24, 1996. Both of her parents moved to the US to pursue their respective academic careers. Olceppo’s father, a retired radiologist, is originally from Turkey while her mother, a microbiologist, is originally from Britain.
How dia Dee Olceppo start her Career?
Dee Olceppo was discovered by Jean Renard, a Los Angeles-based photographer, videographer, and talent manager, who encouraged her to pursue a career in modeling.
After marrying American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, Ocleppo decided to embark on a fashion designing career of her own. She initially wanted to design for her husband’s label but Hilfiger suggested
her to start her own accessory line. Olceppo listened to her husband’s idea and thus created a line of vintage-style luxury handbags for her own label. The accessory line was launched in 2012 under the auspices of D.H. Designs. The first handbag was sold to Harrods, a mega-retail luxury department store. Ocleppo has since opened a showroom in Manhattan’s Trump Tower and at Galeries Lafayette’s flagship store in Paris.
Olceppo launched Bag bar, a design-your-own accessory system for classic handbags, in 2015. It was later purchased by Kate Spade and Company. The next year, she was awarded “Rising Star Award” by
Fashion Group International, a global nonprofit authority on trending apparel, accessories along with beauty merchandise and home products. Olceppo’s bag has been seen on the hands of many famous celebrities like Beyonce, Pippa Middleton, and Alicia Keys. Gianni Olceppo
In January of 2017, Olceppo announced that her fashion label would partner with the Judith Leiber label. The company which was owned by Authentic Brands Group, a consumer brand and licensing conglomerate, has multiple department stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdale's. Olceppo acts as the company’s global ambassador and creative director after she became a co-owner.
Olceppo has used her voice to support many charity causes. She is on the board of Autism Speaks as her children are on the Autism Spectrum. Olceppo has also been a generous donor for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Personal Life & Net Worth of Dee Olceppo
In the 90s, Olceppo dated British pop star, Mick Hucknall. She was then married to Italian tennis professional Gianni Olceppo till 2003. In 2005, while vacationing with her two sons, Olceppo met Tommy Hilfiger. A romance ensued quickly and the couple got married in 2008. Olceppo has since used Olceppo Hilfiger as her surname. The guest list of their wedding included famous names like Anna Wintour, Russell Simmons, and Harvey Weinstein. The couple’s only child together, Sebastian, was born in 2009. The family splits their time among multiple residencies around America. Olceppo Hilfiger is a proponent of The Family Dinner Project which encourages families to have dinner conversation for maintaining healthy family dynamics.
Dee Olceppo has an estimated net worth of $250 million dollars.
Interesting Facts about Dee Olceppo
- Shakespearean actor-director Brice Stratford is Olceppo’s maternal cousin.
- Olceppo has won many awards a mother too including the “Moms 4 Mom” award and the “Outstanding Mother Award” from National Mother’s Day Committee.
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