How lucky is the Savannah Art Walk to have Cate Lyon, owner of Cate Lyon Studio, be a part of our fifth season?!
A natural born talent to the art of dressmaking, by the age of 16, Cate Lyon was a skilled seamstress. After attending university in Canada, Cate Lyon found herself in London where she landed a job at Bernshaw’s of London under the direction of Victor Edelstien. The design team created evening gowns for Harrods of London and many royals of the time.
She eventually returned to the United States and opened her first private label studio in Columbus, Ohio. The company “Cate Lyon Studio” was noticed in 1995, when Victoria Secret approached the studio to manufacture small test runs, including pieces up in the thousands. Samples later, the opportunity came in 1997 through 1999 to create garments for the Victoria’s Secret Runway shows at the Plaza in New York City where she shared the runway with designer Chantel Thomas of Paris, France. In 2001, she relocated the “Cate Lyon Studio” in Savannah, Georgia. At her new location she designs all private label originals including Paula Deen’'s wedding gown. In 2008, she presented her new label “"HANT BLU”" at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. The collection includes ready to wear dresses, special occasion gowns and original jewelry.
Stop by Cate's Studio on September 8th to meet this world renowned designer!
RSVP for our free event here: www.savannahartwalk.com