Young fashion designer, Henry Mann, met fitting model, Belle, in Chicago’s garment district in 1931. In 1932, Henry and Belle couldn’t contain their love and got married. From then on Belle served as Henry’s muse, the sole inspiration behind every collection he designed.
Henry’s design and vision were made possible with all the new materials and Belle’s knowledge of fit, movement and feel. However, leaving the fashion industry she loved, Belle made a decision to give up her modeling career and become a volunteer philanthropist. Henry continues to see Belle as a vision of perfection, thus creating Henry & Belle, a family company that continues today with a commitment to philanthropy.
Today, Henry & Belle’s modern muse is “the kind of woman who believes that looking out for others is just as important as looking good. She knows how to turn heads – and change minds. When the line between inner beauty and outer beauty is erased: that’s the Belle Effect,” as perfectly stated on their website.
Belle Mann has always has a profound appreciation for the legendary fashion houses of Paris. Made-to-order designs were made possible through multiple fittings. Luckily, with today’s new fabric technology, Henry & Belle jeans are able to attain that unique fit and feel. Henry & Belle jeans are constructed of Supima cotton, Lycra-based weaves and moss denims for a true indigo color.
Henry & Belle has been featured in WWD, People Style Watch, InStyle, Us Weekly, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health Magazine, Life & Style, Good Housekeeping and more. Celebrities who love this brand include Emma Roberts, Eva Longoria, Olivia Palermo, Kourtney Kardashian, Ali Larter, Hilary Duff, Katherine Heigl, Emmy Rossum and many more.