Sylvia de Lennart (Creative Director),
model York, and Sonja de Lennart

The story of Sonja de Lennart and the Original Capri® is as fascinating as the longevity and popularity of this once again hot silhouette. What most of the world does not know is the origin of this fashion staple that’s been worn by some of Hollywood’s leading ladies, including Audrey Hepburn, Mary Tyler Moore, Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day, Sophia Loren, Jane Russell, Katherine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy and Kim Novak, to name a few.

Created and named by de Lennart in 1945 after Italy's famous island, the clothing quickly caught on and inspired a fashion revolution that took the world by storm. The Original Capri® was born. The initial Capri Collection from de Lennart consisted of not only Capri pants, but Capri skirts, blouses, hats and belts.

Sonja de Lennart has a magnificently rich story to tell. She’s created a new collection under her name around a design and silhouette that only she can rightfully claim as her own. A modern, streamlined look with a rich, authentic history spanning over half a century gives the new Original Capri® by Sonja de Lennart a special place in fashion’s exclusive hierarchy.